Life Sciences and Chemistry

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The pangenome – key to new therapies

Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungus that is widespread in the environment and causes life-threatening infections in humans. An international team of researchers has now taken a closer look at the…

Ultrashort-pulse lasers kill bacterial superbugs, spores

Technique likely safe for human cells; has potential for sterilizing wounds, blood products. Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an…

New precision approach against coronavirus infection

How the ACE2 receptor blocks the ‘gateway’ into human cells. A new precision strategy to hinder the infection of the coronavirus and its rapid spread between cells will come from…

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…

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