Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

Ocean acidification (OA) could change the ecosystems of our seas even by the end of this century. Biologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute have assessed the extent of this ominous change. They compiled and analyzed all available data on the reaction of marine animals to …

University of Michigan researchers and their University of Hawaii colleagues say they’ve solved the longstanding mystery of how mercury gets into open-ocean fish, and their findings suggest that levels of the toxin in Pacific Ocean fish will likely rise in coming decades. …read more Source: …

Reed Cartwright, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, along with colleagues at ASU, Washington University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, report on a new software tool known as DeNovoGear, which uses statistical probabilities to help identify mutations and more accurately …

Existing urban water systems are at the end of their design lifetimes. New, innovative solutions are needed, and these must combine technology and engineering with an understanding of social systems and institutions. …read more Source: EurekAlert

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