Life Sciences and Chemistry

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Chemical researchers invent bio-petroleum for sustainable materials

Breakthrough discovery could accelerate renewable plastics and products. A team of researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Polymers based at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities…

A new way to generate electricity from waste heat

– using an antiferromagnet for solid devices. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, together with collaborators at the Ohio State University and…

Getting quantum dots to stop blinking

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for biological imaging or quantum photonics. Quantum dots, discovered in the 1990s, have…

New HiFi platform increases sequencing power to help decode the genome of all life on earth

The Earlham Institute (EI) has boosted its capability in high-fidelity long-read sequencing with a twin set of the cutting-edge Pacific Biosciences Sequel IIe platforms to support the Earth BioGenome projects,…

Targeting gene expression in mitochondria

Göttingen Scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) and the Collaborative Research Center 1190 develop novel strategy to investigate gene expression in mitochondria. Published in “Cell”. Mitochondria are…

Breakthrough in fight on tick-borne CCHF virus

… is latest use of new strategy against diseases. Using the same approach they recently used to create effective vaccine candidates against COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), scientists are…

New microscopy method offers 3D tracking of 100 single molecules at once

Since its invention over 400 years ago, the microscope has continued to evolve, peering ever deeper into nature’s mysteries at the smallest scales. In new research, Prof. Shaopeng Wang, his postdoctoral…

New link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease discovered Peer-Reviewed Publication

The intestine is essential for maintaining our energy balance and is a master at reacting quickly to changes in nutrition and nutrient balance. It manages to do this with the…

Cystic fibrosis faithfully modeled in a human Lung Airway Chip

First microfluidic organ-on-a-chip model of the disease could help bring much needed drugs, and personalized medicine approaches to patients. The inherited progressive disorder cystic fibrosis (CF) causes severe damage to…

Balancing fear

Fear is essential for survival, but must be well regulated to avoid harmful behaviors such as panic attacks or exaggerated risk taking. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology…

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