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[Clinical Picture] Calvarium indentations in multiple myeloma and CAR T-cell therapy

The Lancet - Sa, 30/07/2022 - 00:00
A 64-year-old man hospitalised for observation after treatment with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells targeting the B-cell maturation antigen reported a 4-day history of indentations developing over the top of his head; he had not been involved in any recent trauma and he did not have any pain (figure).

JWST could soon tell us what exoplanets' surfaces are made of

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 19:32
Observing the surface of an exoplanet is tricky, but a study analysing data from the Spitzer space telescope suggests it should be feasible with the more powerful James Webb telescope

Sadiq Khan urges UK parliament to pass 'Ella's Law' for clean air

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 17:40
Mayor of London also hits out at "vested interests" in motoring lobby backlash against his plans to expand clean air zone to outer London in 2023

AlphaFold: Why DeepMind’s protein-folding AI is transformational

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 12:55
Understanding proteins and their complex 3D shapes is key to understanding life, and especially for developing drugs

Could next-generation vaccines finally end the covid-19 pandemic?

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 12:42
Nasal vaccines that prevent people from catching the coronavirus may help stem transmission, while universal vaccines could target proteins found in every SARS-CoV-2 variant

Voice jammer stops anyone from recording you speak

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 11:00
An artificial intelligence voice jammer can unobtrusively block microphones recording a single voice in an area, avoiding causing wider disruption that might tip people off

Greenhouse gas emissions are warming up nights faster than days

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 10:00
Since 1951, the gap between night and day temperatures has closed by 0.41°C, and simulations show that the bulk of this warming is due to greenhouse gas emissions

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by mini blood clots

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 09:00
Microclots that block blood and oxygen flow are a possible explanation for long covid symptoms like exhaustion and brain fog. Now it seems they may be to blame for chronic fatigue syndrome too

Pobblebonk frogs have a weird trick for surviving very acidic pools

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 09:00
Highly acidic water usually breaks down a tadpole’s gill lining, but an Australian frog has evolved to suck in more protective calcium from the extreme ecosystem where it lives

Monkeypox linked to penis swelling and rectal pain in ongoing outbreak

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 01:30
Penis swelling and rectal pain don't normally occur with monkeypox, but a study of around 200 men in London suggests the symptoms may be common in the latest outbreak

Climate change made UK 40°C heatwave at least 10 times more likely

New Scientist - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 01:00
The estimate is thought to be on the low side, because climate models are not doing a good job of reproducing how fast temperatures have risen in western Europe

[Comment] ESG should be judged on its own merits

The Lancet - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 00:30
In The Lancet, Barham K Abu Dayyeh and colleagues present the results of their most recent trial (MERIT),1 assessing the efficacy and safety of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) to treat mild-to-moderate obesity. Abu Dayyeh himself first described ESG in 2013 as a novel transoral gastric plication method.2 The initial technique was based mainly on volume restriction achieved by apposition of the anterior and posterior gastric walls by means of separate interrupted stitches. As ESG diffused worldwide and the understanding of its physiology increased, technical refinements ensued.

[Articles] Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for treatment of class 1 and 2 obesity (MERIT): a prospective, multicentre, randomised trial

The Lancet - Ve, 29/07/2022 - 00:30
ESG is a safe intervention that resulted in significant weight loss, maintained at 104 weeks, with important improvements in metabolic comorbidities. ESG should be considered as a synergistic weight loss intervention for patients with class 1 or class 2 obesity. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03406975.

Fraudsters able to get material for a ‘dirty bomb’, finds US watchdog

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 22:00
Investigators in the US found they could acquire enough radioactive material to build a "dirty bomb" by using fake companies and fraudulent licences

Ultrasound stickers could continuously image internal organs for days

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 21:00
A patch the size of a postage stamp can continuously deliver ultrasound imaging for 48 hours, and it has been used to see changes in the lungs, heart and stomach of people exercising and drinking

‘Artificial synapse’ could make neural networks work more like brains

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 21:00
Networks of nanoscale resistors that work in a similar way to nerve cells in the body could offer advantages over digital machine learning

Small woodlouse-like crustacean ‘pollinates’ red seaweed with its legs

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 21:00
Small crustaceans carry sperm-like bodies from male to female members of the red seaweed Gracilaria gracilis, hinting that pollination could have evolved in the sea rather than on land

40°C heatwave may have killed 1000 people in England and Wales

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 20:33
First estimate of extreme heat's impact suggests more than half of the deaths are expected to have been for people aged 85 and older

JWST keeps breaking its own record for the most distant galaxy ever

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 18:05
The James Webb Space Telescope has begun peering into the early universe, spotting more and more of the very first galaxies that formed after the big bang

Disposable paper battery is activated by a drop of tap water

New Scientist - Gi, 28/07/2022 - 18:00
Small and cheap batteries could enable a host of electronic devices such as parcel trackers, environmental monitors and sensors used in healthcare
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