Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research found a drug class for lung cancer treatment. This research was conducted on mice where they found lung tumor shrunk considerably when a certain protein (p110α) was blocked. The lung tumor caused due to mutation of a gene known as EGFR. The research was published in Cell Reports. The results are profound, as a drugs class, which is
Researchers from the University of Waterloo have designed a new distribution system that would lower electricity expenses by 5%. This design involves installation of two different electricity currents – direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) – powering industries and homes. This leads to increase services reliability as this distribution system delivers both kinds of currents. Current distribution system used globally can only deliver AC-type of the distribution systems. This
A new study reveals the benefits of rocking motion for sleep – one conducted in young adults and other one in mice. The result shows that the rocking chair leads to better sleep and boosts memory consolidation. Even if the volunteers are all good sleepers, when rocked they fall asleep more rapidly and experience deep sleep. This has also resulted in less arousal during the night, thus evincing rocking is
A team at Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) is conducting a study – Pilot Carven, expected in 2022. This concept is Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) as large caves in the salt layers will store CO2. Moreover, it will be a good practice to obtain clean energy from a fossil fuel at the time of production. The first result for this research will come out in four years from now.