Supercomputer Helps Digitally Preserve Destroyed Syrian TempleNews
Archaeology researchers are benefitting from the University’s first high performance computing (HPC) system. Revolutionising the capacity for data collation, the HPC cluster enables the archaeological team to effectively preserve endangered or destroyed heritage across the world, the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Kathmandu and Notre Dame.
Early Life Exposure to Nicotine Alters Mouse Neurons and Predisposes Brain to AddictionNews
Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for the drug in later adulthood, report researchers in a new study.
Children of Both Young and Old Parents Are at Risk of Neurodevelopmental DisordersNews
A new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder.READ MORE
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) look at large populations to find genes that contribute to common, multi-gene traits like height or obesity. These comprehensive studies frequently turn up large numbers of tiny genetic variations that occur more often in people who are tall, obese, etc. So which genes should scientists investigate further?READ MORE
Decreases in air pollutants (ambient nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter less than 2.5 μm) in L.A. are associated with lower asthma incidence in childhood asthma.READ MORE
A new type of opioid doesn’t have the side effects (such as increased pain sensitivity or and increased risk of chronic pain) associated with morphine and other opioid-based painkillers, and accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine, according to a new preclinical study.READ MORE
A team of researchers has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to obtain clear ultrasound images of her foetus, using the world’s first contactless underwater ultrasound scanner.READ MORE
A team of researchers used the 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit system, the world's smartest and most powerful supercomputer, to develop an integrative model of the transcription preinitiation complex (PIC), a complex of proteins vital to gene expression.READ MORE
Brain regions governing both executive functioning and sensory input are involved in moderating the relationship between dysphoric mood and pain. The findings, derived from an exploratory analysis of fMRI, may explain why the ability to govern the ruminative thought process can be harder in depressed persons.READ MORE