Blocking this gene slows heart scarring, failure

Blocking a specific gene in people in the early stages of cardiomyopathy could halt the development of scar tissue and delay heart failure.

Federico Graciano - Duke-NUS • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

‘Hell planet’ orbits its star every 17.5 hours

The surface of 55 Cnc e, known as the "hell planet," is so hot (roughly 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit) that its surface is an ocean of lava.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~5 min


Crosswords top digital games in slowing memory loss

Crossword puzzles do a better job than digital brain games in slowing memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Duke University • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Awe-inspiring tutorials can ease health worker burnout

Watching awe-inspiring tutorials for just a few minutes a day can ease health care workers' feelings of depression and emotional exhaustion.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Firearm injuries damage children’s mental health

New mental health diagnoses are more likely after a childhood firearm injury than after a vehicle crash, research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Old trees may handle climate extremes better

Preserving old-growth trees, which can handle drought better than young ones, may provide a buffer against future climate change.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

Biodiversity and habitat both affect bee health

"...habitat quality has the potential to decrease or increase viral prevalence in pollinators," new research on bees and wildflowers finds.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Firearm injuries damage children’s mental health

New mental health diagnoses are more likely after a childhood firearm injury than after a vehicle crash, research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~5 min


If whelk can handle heat, should we eat them?

Experiments with Kellet's whelk larvae indicate that they're resilient in the face of warmer water—up to a point.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Earth’s rock glaciers may clarify ‘hidden giants’ on Mars

New research digs into rock glaciers on our home planet, but the findings could help scientists get a deeper understanding of Mars, too.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

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