Every year the academic world keeps working to discover something new. Today the whole world can access information with the help of the internet. More knowledge enthusiasts are getting engaged in science and are submitting their research papers from around the world to get recognized internationally. The research papers range from the medical field to new technological innovations and their impact on society. The popularity of research papers do not depend on the views but the importance and how it will change the future research and development. The scientists and researchers publishing their papers today have spent years in their work to provide some of the most influential papers to the readers. Here are the most popular research papers in the past year that people are talking about.
“Hyperactivation of sympathetic nerves drives depletion of melanocyte stem cells.”
This study was conducted by a team led by Bing Zhang, Harvard Stem Cell Institute. The team researched the effects of stress on the hair. The research showed that the effect of premature greying of hair is caused by Marie Antoinette syndrome. The research further questions how stress-induced greying can affect evolutionary steps. Reports suggest that the grey hair animal has a higher social order than an animal of higher age that naturally developed grey hair. The paper became the most talked-about project in Jan 2020.
“Evaluating the Performance of Past Climate Model Projections.”
The paper was submitted by a team of climate scientists from the University of California. The team was lead by Zeke Hausfather that reviewed 17 climate models in their paper. The climate models covered the time of the early 1970s to the late 2000s. The report suggested that 14 of the models can predict accurate warming in the coming years. The report boosts the morale of the researchers in believing that the research done today can be highly accurate.
“Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas 9 Screening reveals ubiquitous T cell cancer-targeting via the monomorphic MHC class I-related protein MR1.”
This research paper was submitted by the researchers at Cardiff Unversity, UK. The research suggests that one-size-fits-all types of cancer therapies. This newly discovered cell is called a T-cell. T-cells are capable of killing multiple types of human cancer while it protects the non-cancerous cells from getting damaged. The T-cells can provide better immunological functions and can become beneficial research in tumor cell therapy. The paper was well-received by the news outlets and was considered a major advancement in the field of cancer research.
“Parrots can voluntarily help each other to obtain food rewards.”
A fun animal study showed a unique behavior in parrots, called altruistic behavior. This research by Désirée Brucks showed that African grey parrots were helping each other to obtain food. Despite no rewards for themselves in an attempt to provide food to each other, the parrots were doing so voluntarily. The study was conducted in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany.