HEALTH: Japanese Scientists Discover New Disease Carried by Ticks
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HEALTH: Japanese Scientists Discover New Disease Carried by Ticks

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Scientists in Japan have discovered yet another tick-borne virus that can make people sick. The Yezo virus is transmitted by tick bites, and triggers fever and a reduction in blood platelets and white blood cells. “At least seven people have been infected with this new…

Science: In Uzbekistan, a new species of giant meat-eating dinosaur has been identified
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Science: In Uzbekistan, a new species of giant meat-eating dinosaur has been identified

A fossillized jawbone from the Republic of Uzbekistan has identified a new genus of theropod dinosaur carcharodontosaurians. Life reconstruction of Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis and a smaller tyrannosauroid. Image credit: Julius T. Csotonyi. Carcharodontosauria is a group of medium to large-sized predatory theropod dinosaurs. These theropods lived on the southern supercontinent Gondwana during the Late Jurassic period…

Odd angles make for strong spin-spin coupling
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Odd angles make for strong spin-spin coupling

News Release 25-May-2021 Odd angles make for strong spin-spin coupling Rice physicists’ RAMBO reveals magnetic phenomenon useful for quantum simulation and sensing Rice University Research News IMAGE: A Rice University-led study finds a unique form of tunable and ultrastrong spin-spin interactions in orthoferrites under a strong magnetic field. The discovery has implications for quantum simulation…

A novel defense mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 discovered
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A novel defense mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 discovered

News Release 21-May-2021 A novel defense mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 discovered Hokkaido University Research News IMAGE: SARS-CoV-2 replication is suppressed by RIG-I. When pulmonary cells that do not express RIG-I (left) are exposed to SARS-CoV-2, viral spike proteins (green) are detected as soon as 5 days… view more Credit: Taisho Yamada, et al. Nature Immunology. May…

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