Studies and Analyses

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The ‘phytoplankton factory’ — from nutrients to algae growth

International study provides new insights into the basis of the marine ecosystem. All life starts at a small scale, also in the ocean. Microscopic organisms, phytoplankton, form an important basis…

Trains in the brain

Scientists uncover switching system used in information processing and memory. Findings Reveal Coordination Used to Avoid Neurological Clashes. A team of scientists has uncovered a system in the brain used…

Seeing better by looking away

We fixate slightly away from the retinal optimum. When we fixate an object, its image does not appear at the place where photoreceptors are packed most densely. Instead, its position…

A Food Chain in the Dark

International Study… The discovery is groundbreaking: Previously unknown viruses live in the subsurface of our planet; they infect unicellular microorganisms, the so-called Altiarchaea. The remarkable thing: They start the food…

New study provides a solution for engineering cellular materials

A new study by a Swansea University academic has announced a new mathematical formula that will help engineers assess the point at which cellular materials, which are used a wide…

What makes mangroves efficient carbon stores?

The ability of mangroves to store large amounts of CO2 and other climate gases as organic material has sparked increasing interest in this ecosystem. But what must mangrove forests be…

Research provides a roadmap to HIV eradication via stem cell therapy

Study uncovers stem cells’ ability to restore immunity and repair gut damage caused by HIV. In a groundbreaking study, a team of UC Davis researchers has discovered a special type…

Elucidating how the production of antibodies is regulated, one cell at a time

A study coordinated by Luís Graça, principal investigator at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of…

Warm ice may fracture differently than cold ice

New study suggests old rules on how ice breaks may not always hold up. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have found strong evidence that warm ice – that is,…

Parasites as fountains of youth: Study finds infected ants live much longer

Life expectancy of tapeworm-infected worker ants is significantly higher than that of their uninfected nest-mates and resembles that of ant queens. Ant workers that are infected with a tapeworm live…

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