Life Sciences and Chemistry

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Genes associated with hearing loss visualised in new study

Researchers from Uppsala University have been able to document and visualise hearing loss-associated genes in the human inner ear, in a unique collaboration study between otosurgeons and geneticists. The findings…

The layered effect

A single-cell map of corn’s root reveals a regulator of cellular diversity. In assembling cellular jigsaw puzzle, researchers uncover genetic instructions for cell types that help crops tolerate drought and…

Deep learning dreams up new protein structures

A neural network trained exclusively to predict protein shapes can also generate new ones. Just as convincing images of cats can be created using artificial intelligence, new proteins can now…

How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine

In Science Advances, scientists report successfully freeze-drying specialized liposomes that could be developed for use in future vaccines. Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some…

A newly discovered enzyme makes ethylene and methane

An enzyme system frees sulfur from small organic compounds to make a surprising gaseous side product. The Science Researchers often observe ethylene gas in oxygen-poor environments such as certain types…

Compound shows promise for minimizing erratic movements in Parkinson’s patients

Erratic, involuntary movements often emerge as a side effect of the primary medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Texas Biomed researchers and collaborators have shown a compound can substantially reduce…

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Scientists from McGill University develop new biomaterial for wound repair. Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the…

Ancient lineage of algae found to include five “cryptic” species

Research team led by Göttingen University use genomic data to discover five species hidden in rare alga. All land plants originated from a single evolutionary event when freshwater algae got…

Scientists capture electron transfer image in electrocatalysis process

The involvement between electron transfer (ET) and catalytic reaction at electrocatalyst surface makes electrochemical process challenging to understand and control. How to experimentally determine ET process occurring at nanoscale is…

A mould dominates the eukaryotic microbiota in Parkinson’s disease patients

Furtwangen University study suggests for the first time a link between Parkinson’s disease and the eukaryotic microbiota in the gut. Parkinson’s disease is characterised by a slow, progressive loss of…

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