A tiny flatworm found commonly on the coasts of western Europe and North America is living proof that species may be able to evolve and adapt to rapid climate change.
Research by the University of Plymouth examined the extent to which the intertidal flatworm Procerodes littoralis was able to regenerate and repair itself when challenged with different sea water conditions.
Repeating a study conducted more than a century earlier it was shown that the response of individuals had changed markedly since then.
The original study was conducted by Dorothy Jordan Lloyd, who was based at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, and focussed on individuals found in Wembury Bay, Plymouth.
It was published in 1914, and the current study — led by BSc (Hons) Marine Biology graduate Katharine Clayton — replicated it in terms of the processes followed and the precise locations from which samples were collected.
Thirteen of San Diego County’s technology innovators were recognized at the 13th annual Top Tech Awards which honors the region’s “unsung heroes” of information technology in the areas of business, education, government and nonprofit organizations.
For the first time ever due to the pandemic, the event was hosted in an immersive virtual environment with collaborator VirBELA, where nearly 400 attendees created their own avatars to celebrate the county’s outstanding information technology executives. Cox Business Vice President Duane Cameron and USS Midway IT Director Joe Gursky delivered opening remarks at the virtual event. Gursky served as the 2020 Top Tech Awards Judging Chair. The event was hosted by Heather Myers, morning anchor and weather reporter for CBS 8 in San Diego.
Rich Coppa, vice president of infrastructure and facilities and CIO for The Arc of San Diego received the Lifetime Achievement award. Jake Fields, co-founder and chief technology officer
The location of a country on the earth says a lot about its climate, its neighboring countries, and the resources that might be found there. The location therefore determines what kind of country you would expect to find at that point.
The same seems to apply to the brain. Every network is located at a certain place, which determines its function and neighbors but also the kind of function that occurs there. However, the rules that describe the relationships different brain regions have to each-other were not well understood until now. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, and the Forschungszentrum Juelich, together with an international team of collaborators, have deciphered two axes along which the human brain is organized. It was found that these axes are mainly determined by genetic factors.
One axis stretches from the posterior (back) to the frontal