Tag Archives: Research

WHO wants Nigeria, other developing countries to invest more in water, sanitation

Developing countries have been tasked to increase their current national spending to provide safe and reliable service on water and sanitation so as to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets on universal access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030. A newly published report by the World Health Organisation WHO on behalf of UN-Water –… Read More »

It’s Google Maps for buildings: UNSW to launch new research centre

Leading geospatial scientist Sisi Zlatanova is joining UNSW to head a research centre that will produce 3D digital maps of Sydney’s buildings and infrastructure. Geospatial scientist Sisi Zlatanova, a leading expert in 3D mapping of public space, will join UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment in January to set up the University’s first Geospatial Information Centre. Professor Zlatanova, who joins UNSW… Read More »


Experimental tests indicate that they work in the repair of the skin and against some bacteria In the Faculty of Chemistry of the UNAM Gerardo Leyva Gómez and his collaborators develop new materials for the healing of wounds caused by burns from natural and synthetic polymers, which in addition to not carrying drugs are biodegradable and biocompatible. Also,… Read More »

Earliest evidence of butterflies poses an intriguing mystery

Picture a butterfly. Is it on a flower sucking up sweet nectar with its tonguelike proboscis? Well, hold that thought. Thanks to the earliest butterfly fossils yet discovered, researchers now estimate proboscis-sporting butterflies were around well before flowering plants. After digging the delicate relics out of rocks in northern Germany, researchers examined the scales that cover butterfly and… Read More »

50 years ago, Stanford heart doctors made history

On Jan. 6, 1968, as Stanford surgeon Norman Shumway performed the first U.S. adult heart transplantation, the world held its breath. For 30 seconds on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 1968, in an operating room at Stanford Hospital, two human hearts lay very still in two separate basins near the unconscious body of a 54-year-old patient, and time froze.… Read More »

CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall encouraged Australia’s scientists to take their science out of the lab and into the world to make people’s lives better.

In a speech to scientists at the annual Science Meets Parliament event held in Canberra today, Dr Marshall said scientists had a responsibility to share their work and get it ‘off the lab bench’. Science Meets Parliament is designed to foster relationships and understanding between scientists and technologists, MPs and Senators. “Science has the power to inspire all… Read More »

USTC Sees Earliest Penguin Colonization in East Antarctica

Monochrome penguins attract us with its clumsy yet lovely moves and body shapes, but they also attract scientists who studies palaeogeography about Antarctic. Researchers in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) push the earliest record of Adélie penguin colonies in East Antarctic forward for around 6000 years. The population history of the Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and… Read More »

Understanding of Long Noncoding RNA in Cell Cycle May Provide Target Position for Cancer Treatment

Precise regulation of the cell cycle is critical to cell growth, and any tiny problem in the system may lead to tumorigenesis. Once cells pass through the G2/S checkpoint, they can only divide, thus the G1/S transition point is a vital checkpoint in the cell cycle progression. Cyclin D1/CDK4 complex is a critical regulator of cell cycle G1/S… Read More »

Award-winning paper establishes links between women’s empowerment and crop seed improvement and governance in pre-war Syria

On 5 Dec 2017 Alessandra Galiè (centre) received the Elsevier Atlas award for publishing a research paper with outstanding potential for impacting people’s lives. She stands here with Elsevier associate publisher Virginia Prada López and Wageningen crop systems professor Paul Struik, one of Galiè’s co-authors and PhD supervisors (photo credit: CGIAR). Alessandra Galiè, a social scientist specializing in gender issues… Read More »

A student, Mister WUT and a illusionist in one – a new blog entry

Maciej Piskorz, a student of the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, last year, he (literally) put the judging panel under his spell with his personal charm and was named 2016 Mister WUT. He became Mister WUT by a coincidence – It was a year after my term on the Student Council. My friends were holding a faculty-wide candidate… Read More »