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Your Poop Could Power Planes, Scientists Say

Juan Gargiulo / EyeEmGetty Images Scientists have developed a new chemical way to turn wet waste into paraffin, a combustible jet fuel ingredient. Airplanes contribute to 2.5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, while food waste makes 6 percent. The new fuel blend could reduce airline emissions to zero and beyond. Scientists have revealed an ambitious… Read More »

Lower AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy against South African strain could complicate pandemic response

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is not effective against moderate infections of the South Africa variant of the coronavirus, according to a new study that complicates the strategy for curbing the pandemic through immunization. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the vaccine had an efficacy of only 10.4% against mild-to-moderate cases… Read More »

Coronavirus antibodies could last 6 months or more: Study

After months of uncertain speculation, researchers have reported their strongest evidence yet that patients recovered from the coronavirus have a stronger, faster immune response if they’re exposed a second time. These new findings indicated that SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may linger beyond six months of initial infection, and they promote a more effective anti-viral response than that of those who… Read More »

Brain ‘signature’ could help to diagnose schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia and their healthy siblings share patterns of brain activity that are different from those seen in individuals with no family history of the disorder, scientists from EPFL have found. Because the siblings do not show schizophrenia symptoms, this brain ‘signature’ could serve as a marker for the early diagnosis of the disorder.… Read More »