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Molecular & Computational biology

Sixty-year-old question on DNA replication timing sequence answered

Over the last 60 years, scientists have been able to observe how and when genetic information was replicated, determining the existence a "replication timing program," a process that controls when and in what order segments ...

Materials Science

Perovskites under pressure: Hot electrons cool faster

In solar cells, about two third of the energy of sunlight is lost. Half of this loss is due to a process called 'hot carrier cooling' where high energy photons lose their excess energy in the form of heat before being converted ...

Medications

Research shows pain relieving effects of CBD

It's been hailed as a wonder drug and it's certainly creating wonder profits. By some estimates, the Cannabidiol (or CBD) market could be worth $20 billion dollars by 2024. While users tout its effectiveness in pain relief, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Claim rates ID'd for musculoskeletal disorders from overexertion

(HealthDay)—The rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) claims from overexertion among construction workers is highest for those aged 35 to 44 years, although the severity of WMSDs increases with age, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Few SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections reported at SNFs

(HealthDay)—Few cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections have been reported at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) among those with at least 14 days since receipt of the second dose ...

Energy & Green Tech

A critical understanding of why and how solid-state batteries fail

Researchers from the Faraday Institution's SOLBAT project have made a significant step in understanding how and why solid-state batteries (SSBs) fail. A paper, published in Nature Materials on 22 April, provides answers to ...