Month: April 2022

Self-assembled logic circuits created from proteins — ScienceDaily

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have created self-assembled, protein-based circuits that can perform simple logic functions. The work demonstrates that it is possible to create stable digital circuits that take advantage of an electron’s properties at quantum scales. One of the stumbling blocks in creating molecular circuits is that as the circuit size decreases the […]

Compared to older, low-frequency treatments, but study also finds some differences in perceived pain reduction between male and female patients — ScienceDaily

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain involves delivering low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord using an implanted device, which modifies or blocks nerve activity to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain. The approach is most often used after nonsurgical pain treatment options have failed to provide sufficient relief. The […]

Harbor seals are good at learning calls — ScienceDaily

Harbour seals may sound different than expected from their body size. Is this ability related to their vocal talents or is it the result of an anatomical adaptation? An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen investigated the vocal tracts of harbour seals, which matched their body […]

A new mutation behind synucleinopathies — ScienceDaily

Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia belong to a family of neurodegenerative disorders called synucleinopathies because they are caused by the pathological accumulation of protein alpha-synuclein into structures called Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the brain. In a healthy brain, alpha-synuclein is found in synapses as distinct proteins called monomers. But various mutations of […]

Research finally answers what Bronze Age daggers were used for — ScienceDaily

Analysis of Bronze Age daggers has shown that they were used for processing animal carcasses and not as non-functional symbols of identity and status, as previously thought. First appearing in the early 4th millennium BCE, copper-alloy daggers were widespread in Bronze Age Europe including Britain and Ireland. Yet archaeologists have long debated what these objects […]

Financial Trends Closing the Wealth Gap and Bringing Inclusivity

Financial inclusion is one of the more ambitious goals countries, leaders, businesses, communities, and individuals around the world are trying to achieve. Little by little, financial inclusivity is causing progress to happen in pockets and is making a difference. And it’s all being supported by a mixture of ingenuity, technology and disruption. Due – Due […]

Research underscores importance of adopting climate-smart conservation strategies — ScienceDaily

Protected areas — such as nature reserves, national parks, and wilderness areas — are essential to conserving biodiversity. New research published in Environmental Research Letters provides insights for developing climate-smart conservation strategies. The study looked at the global network of protected areas, evaluated potential for shifts in where plants and animals occur due to climate […]

How to Use Small Media to Build Your Brand

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building a brand from scratch is never easy. But, there are missteps that can definitely make your path more difficult. It’s hard enough standing out as a startup. But if you make these mistakes — from my perspective -— you are sabotaging your brand on day one. […]