Adversity-induced disruptions in the body’s gut microbes influence are linked to changes in brain function — ScienceDaily

A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity. The study was published online March 28 in the journal Development and Psychopathology. “One common reason children show up at doctors’…

XSEDE allocations on Stampede2 and Comet speed simulation of protein oligomers — ScienceDaily

Using proteins derived from jellyfish, scientists assembled a complex sixteen protein structure composed of two stacked octamers by supercharging alone. This research could be applied to useful technologies such as pharmaceutical targeting, artificial energy harvesting, ‘smart’ sensing and building materials, and more. Computational modeling through XSEDE allocations on Stampede2 (TACC) and Comet (SDSC) refined measurements…

Data flows from NASA’s TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet — ScienceDaily

Astronomers who study stars are providing a valuable assist to the planet-hunting astronomers pursuing the primary objective of NASA’s new TESS Mission. In fact, asteroseismologists — stellar astronomers who study seismic waves (or “starquakes”) in stars that appear as changes in brightness — often provide critical information for finding the properties of newly discovered planets.…

Study may lead to better treatment of rare but devastating human genetic disorder — ScienceDaily

A study conducted in C. elegans nematode roundworms may lead to improved treatment of a rare human genetic disorder that causes severe neurological symptoms leading to death in early childhood. In their report published in Nature Chemical Biology, two Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators describe finding that C. elegans can acquire the molybdenum cofactor (Moco)…