News Clips for Oct. 10, 2018

Scientists explain the low-temperature anomaly in superconductors

An international group of scientists, including a researcher from Skoltech, has completed an experimental and theoretical study into the properties displayed by strongly disordered superconductors at very low temperatures. Following a series of experiments, the scientists developed a theory that effectively describes the previously inexplicable anomalies encountered in superconductors. The results of the study were published in Nature Physics.

Are U.S., Philippines the only two countries with money bail?

Democrat Gavin Newsom touted a new state law that ends monetary bail during the Oct. 8 California gubernatorial debate.

NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites

Ten new research awards totaling nearly $4 million will allow researchers to study possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites, which are made or used when the body breaks down food, drugs, or chemicals. This process creates energy and the materials needed for growth, reproduction, and maintaining health; it also helps to eliminate toxic substances. Small, gut-derived metabolites may ultimately serve as a way to explain the widely acknowledged health benefits of diets high in fruits and vegetables. The awards will be funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Cone snails: beautiful, deadly and helping Type 1 Diabetes

I’m sitting in a research lab with Doctor Helena Safavi at University of Utah Health and Lyla, and 9-year-old girl that has been dealing with Type 1 Diabetes since she was a baby.