Fish can help in the search for multiple sclerosis drugs

Zebrafish and humans both have a GPR17 receptor. In the study, the fish receptor was replaced by its human counterpart. This makes it more likely to find pharmacologically active substances. Credit: AG Kostenis-Gomeza / University of Bonn The zebrafish should be known to many aquarium enthusiasts, mainly because of its striking pigmentation. However, the characteristic … Read more

SLS ready to roll to LC-39B for launch, teams prepare for multiple launch trajectories

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has completed all pre-launch preparations inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is ready for its 4.2-mile (6.7-km) journey to Launch Complex 39B. The multi-hour rollout process is currently set to begin at 9 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 16 (01:00 UTC on … Read more

This is How You Get Multiple Star Systems

Stars form inside massive clouds of gas and dust called molecular clouds. The Nebular Hypothesis explains how that happens. According to that hypothesis, dense cores inside those clouds of hydrogen collapse due to instability and form stars. The Nebular Hypothesis is much more detailed than that short version, but that’s the basic idea. The problem … Read more

Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus_lucorum) on Chrysanthemum segetum. Credit: Pieter Haringsma A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. The findings are published by the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology. At … Read more

Flood risk reduction confers multiple benefits

Frontiers in Environmental Science (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.778568″ width=”800″ height=”410″/> Regulatory “floodplain” (flood hazard area) as distinct from the geomorphological (natural) floodplain. (A) Extent of dynamic channel movement over time (geomorphological floodplain) vs. (B) extent of area inundated by the 100-year flood as defined with hydrologic and hydraulic models (modified from Serra-Llobet et al., 2022). Credit: … Read more