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Study: More evidence links a virus to multiple sclerosis

Jan. 14, 2022 09:33 AM EST

There’s more evidence that one of the world’s most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease that occurs when immune system cells mistakenly attack the protective coating on nerve fibers,...

Blood test may one day predict severe pregnancy complication

Jan. 05, 2022 13:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A blood test may one day be able to predict whether someone who is pregnant will develop a serious blood pressure disorder months before symptoms show up. Preeclampsia happens in around 1 of 20 pregnancies, usually in the third trimester, and can cause organ...

Old Dominion University receives elite research designation

Dec. 23, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Old Dominion University has received a prestigious designation for being a high-level research institution. The state school of nearly 25,000 students in Norfolk announced this week that it's now considered to be a “Research 1” institution by the...

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID's animal origins

Dec. 10, 2021 15:32 PM EST

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from bats to humans, either directly or through another animal. Others theorize it escaped from a Chinese...

Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos

Dec. 03, 2021 09:37 AM EST

Scientists are using human stem cells to create a structure that mimics a pre-embryo and can serve as a research alternative to a real one. They say these “blastoids” provide an efficient, ethical way to study human development and pursue biomedical discoveries in...

New research offers glimpse into early human development

Nov. 17, 2021 12:28 PM EST

Scientists have been able to get a rare glimpse into a crucial, early stage of human development by analyzing an embryo in its third week after fertilization — a moment in time that has been difficult to study because of both practical and ethical considerations. ...

'Watered-down hope': Experts wanted more from climate pact

Nov. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — While world leaders and negotiators are hailing the Glasgow climate pact as a good compromise that keeps a key temperature limit alive, many scientists are wondering what planet these leaders are looking at. Crunching the numbers they see a...

MSU researchers collecting data on Great Lakes shoreline

Nov. 07, 2021 12:17 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Researchers at Michigan State University are collecting data on how Great Lakes shoreline, including how residents view coastlines and the impact of high water levels. Assistant professor Erin Bunting said the goal is to empower local...

Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed. Research published in the...