UK’s leadership in advanced materials could shape global cities of the future

Research and industry experts will be leading a virtual event to discuss UK’s leadership in advanced materials – and how this could shape global cities of the future. The event, hosted jointly by The University of Manchester, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, and inward investment agency MIDAS, Material Gains: Building cities that are better for…

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Study shows past COVID-19 infection doesn’t fully protect young people against reinfection

Although antibodies induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection are largely protective, they do not completely protect against reinfection in young people, as evidenced through a longitudinal, prospective study of more than 3,000 young, healthy members of the US Marines Corps conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Naval Medical Research…

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Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture

One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth study, “Cross-national analysis of food security drivers: comparing results based on…

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How tangled proteins kill brain cells, promote Alzheimer’s, CTE

Look deep inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, most forms of dementia or the concussion-related syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and you’ll find a common suspected culprit: stringy, hairball-like tangles of a protein called tau. Such conditions, collectively known as “tauopathies” strike scores of people across the globe, with Alzheimer’s alone…

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