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"World's oldest colors" found in billion-year old fossils
Scientists have uncovered what they’re calling the oldest colors on Earth. Dating back more than a billion years, the bright pink pigments are the remains of some of the earliest microscopic organisms that once inhabited an ancient ocean, and their discovery helps fill a gap in the fossil record. newatlas.com/worlds-oldest-...
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Ancient drug curcumin impedes 26S proteasome activity by direct inhibition of dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2
Curcumin is an ancient drug derived from turmeric and has been found to exhibit potent anticancer properties albeit through controversial mechanisms of action. Using a biochemical model, mouse cancer model, and cellular models, we show that curcumin is a highly potent and selective inhibitor of dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2 (DYRK2), a positive regulator of the 26S proteasome. Curcumin perturbs 26S proteasome activity via DYRK2 inhibition in various cancer cells and in the mouse... www.pnas.org/content/early/...
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Oxygen levels on early Earth rose and fell several times before the successful Great Oxidation Event
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Earth’s oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion years ago, new research from the... www.washington.edu/news/201...
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Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study. theconversation.com/method-...
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Sitting Time Linked to Higher Risk of Death from All Causes
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Researchers develop a new method for turning skin cells into pluripotent stem cells | University of Helsinki
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Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have for the first time succeeded in converting human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell’s own genes. www.helsinki.fi/en/news/hea...
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Reconsideration of the immunotherapeutic pediatric safe dose levels of aluminum
FDA regulations require safety testing of constituent ingredients in drugs (21 CFR 610.15). With the exception of extraneous proteins, no component sa… www.sciencedirect.com/scien...
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Wildflowers and insects under threat due to vanishing meadows in UK, experts warn - FarmIreland.ie
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Much-loved wildflowers from wild strawberry to ragged robin are in decline as a result of widespread loss of meadows and grasslands in the UK, experts have warned. www.independent.ie/business...
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Eww That Smell: Key Basis for BO Production Identified | GEN
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New generation of targeted deodorants could be on the way. www.genengnews.com/gen-news...
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Scientists Identify a Virus And Two Bacteria That Could Be Causing Alzheimer's
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An international group of 31 Alzheimer's researchers has published an editorial urging the science world to change its focus when it comes to Alzheimer's disease. The message is clear - after a decade of failed attempts to treat and prevent the disea www.sciencealert.com/scient...