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Team of Scientists Declare: ‘The Profiteers of Doom Were Wrong About Climate’

Climate Depot - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:59
More than a century from now, on current trends, today’s concentration of CO2 in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 Celsius degrees per CO2 doubling, is proving a substantial exaggeration. Professor William Happer of Princeton, one of the world’s foremost physicists, says computer models of climate [...]

Japanese bill seeks to support reprocessing business

World Nuclear News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:34
The Japanese cabinet has approved a bill aimed at "taking measures necessary for the steady implementation of the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel". The bill creates a new entity responsible for reprocessing and introduces a new system for funding it.

Fox Lake debuts in Cameco quarterly report

World Nuclear News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:25
UPDATED Cameco has reported resource figures for the Fox Lake uranium deposit for the first time, at the end of a quarter which also saw the company write down CAD 210 million ($151 million) related to its Rabbit Lake operation.

Lasing in cesium lead halide perovskite nanowires [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:11
The rapidly growing field of nanoscale lasers can be advanced through the discovery of new, tunable light sources. The emission wavelength tunability demonstrated in perovskite materials is an attractive property for nanoscale lasers. Whereas organic–inorganic lead halide perovskite materials are known for their instability, cesium lead halides offer a robust...

Daily oscillation in mitochondrial proteome [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:11
Mitochondria are major suppliers of cellular energy through nutrients oxidation. Little is known about the mechanisms that enable mitochondria to cope with changes in nutrient supply and energy demand that naturally occur throughout the day. To address this question, we applied MS-based quantitative proteomics on isolated mitochondria from mice killed...

DCs in the TME support T-ALL via IGF1R signaling [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:11
Primary T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells require stromal-derived signals to survive. Although many studies have identified cell-intrinsic alterations in signaling pathways that promote T-ALL growth, the identity of endogenous stromal cells and their associated signals in the tumor microenvironment that support T-ALL remains unknown. By examining the thymic tumor...

ANO2 autoantibodies in multiple sclerosis [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:11
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system and also is regarded as an autoimmune condition. However, the antigenic targets of the autoimmune response in MS have not yet been deciphered. In an effort to mine the autoantibody repertoire within MS, we profiled...

rec alleles reduce chloroplast coverage [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:11
Eukaryotic cells require mechanisms to establish the proportion of cellular volume devoted to particular organelles. These mechanisms are poorly understood. From a screen for plastid-to-nucleus signaling mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana, we cloned a mutant allele of a gene that encodes a protein of unknown function that is homologous to two...
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