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09 May, 2022

Genetic options ensure rust resistance is toast

Researchers have identified stem rust resistance in the wild cereal plant Aegilops sharonensis and successfully transferred the resistance gene into bread wheat.

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24 April, 2022

Wax coating helps waning water resources

A sand-based mulch could help reduce irrigation on desert farms.

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29 March, 2022

Studying the genes behind surplus X chromosomes

Stem cell analyses could reveal how extra doses of some genes lead to the characteristics seen in males born with one or more surplus X chromosomes.

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27 March, 2022

Disease severity linked to N protein of SARS-CoV-2

Insight into the function of the nucleocapsid protein could help develop drugs that reduce coronavirus impact.

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17 March, 2022

Drones shed light on coastal water flows

Unmanned aerial vehicles show promise for monitoring coastal water flows over large areas.

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14 March, 2022

Understanding rust resistance in bread wheat

Sequencing a high-quality bread wheat genome facilitates the identification of a gene that confers stripe rust resistance and may lead to improved crop resilience.

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07 March, 2022

Tweaking carotenoids proves fruitful

A novel plant-breeding strategy is targeting crop yield, nutritional value and stress tolerance, all through the expression of one gene.

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03 March, 2022

Coproducing water and electricity powers crop growth

A solar-driven system to generate electricity and produce water for crops in arid areas may help a decentralized approach to food, water and energy security.

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15 February, 2022

What we knew about water was right after all

Hydrogen peroxide only forms in the presence of ozone in water microdroplets.

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08 February, 2022

Cell cultures not as stable as you'd think

Cell processes and research reproducibility may be significantly impacted by changes in batch cultures as cells grow. More monitoring and improved procedures are needed.

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03 February, 2022

Silencing tool quashes gene activity across generations

Genomic defense mechanism harnessed to manipulate gene activity in worms.

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05 December, 2021

Red Sea bioregions show changing blooms

Satellite data analysis lays a foundation for future studies on the impact of climate change on the Red Sea ecosystem.

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28 November, 2021

Compact CRISPR system enables portable COVID-19 testing

Miniature RNA-cutting protein harnessed for diagnostics and therapeutics.

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21 November, 2021

DNA replication under the microscope

The three-dimensional structure of a protein complex that is key for replicating damaged DNA offers insights into its regulation.

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14 November, 2021

Bacteria engage sulfur for plant salt tolerance

Understanding the interplay between bacteria and sulfur is leading to exciting biotechnologies that could enable crops to be irrigated with salty water.

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07 November, 2021

Restoring coral health

Restoration processes to increase the resilience of corals are needed to counter environmental pressures from climate change.

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01 November, 2021

3D printing frames a restoration for coral

Providing 3D-printed structures can help coral reefs recover faster.

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28 October, 2021

Chemical-free cleaning of bioreactor membranes

Combining two chemical-free treatments shows promise as an approach for reducing biofilm build-up on anaerobic bioreactor membranes.

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27 October, 2021

Treated jute bags boost grain storage and other green goals

A wax-based treatment for jute bags improves water repellency and reduces loss of stored food grains.

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11 October, 2021

The curious task of watching liquid marbles dry

Understanding how liquid marbles behave as they evaporate provides valuable insights into these unique structures and their potential applications.

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