Monthly Archives: February 2016

Researchers publish findings of a €3.7m spotlight on obesity

A cross-European team of researchers have reported the results of the four-year, €3.7m SPOTLIGHT study into measures to prevent adult obesity and the role of the environment.

Research Team Sheds Light on “Rightie” or “Leftie” Behavior in a Scale-eating Cichlid

Scientists based at Nagoya University, Japan, demonstrate the development of behavioral laterality in a scale-eating cichlid from Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, Perissodus microlepis.

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Dwingeloo,– Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short-duration bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source which is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy.

Genetically Engineered Immune Cell Therapy Found to Boost Survival in Mice with Brain Tumors

A research team led by Nagoya University, Japan, shows in mice the potential of a special immune cell that targets a key protein in tumor growth that helps stop brain cancer.

Rogue wave ahead

Now a prediction tool developed by MIT engineers may give sailors a 2-3 minute warning of an incoming rogue wave, providing them with enough time to shut down essential operations on a ship or offshore platform.

Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth

An international team of scientists has performed the first experiment to manipulate seawater chemistry in a natural coral-reef community to determine the effect that excess carbon dioxide.