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29 September, 2020

Genetic gains for better grains

A nutritious millet crop grown mainly in West Africa could be genetically improved for large-scale agriculture in Saudi Arabia.

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28 September, 2020

Copycat plant booster improves on nature

A molecular mimic designed to promote plant growth and limit witchweed infestation shows promise in initial trials.

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15 September, 2020

Better communication helps translate molecular tools

Multistakeholder collaboration is key for the adoption of molecular approaches that can facilitate accurate, cheaper and faster monitoring of marine ecosystems.

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09 September, 2020

Finding a handle to bag the right proteins

A method that lights up tags attached to selected proteins can help to purify the proteins from a mixed protein pool.

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26 August, 2020

Barcoding long DNA quantifies CRISPR effects

A sequencing approach can home in on a rare mutation within a large number of cells, revealing implications for CRISPR genome editing and early cancer detection.

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21 August, 2020

A light touch for membrane selectivity

Light-responsive building blocks provide organic membranes with light-controlled permeability and selectivity.

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18 August, 2020

Measuring how corals accumulate pollutants

A safer technique reveals that corals take up seawater pollutants both directly and indirectly.

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16 August, 2020

Desert greenhouses offer growth opportunities

Efficient greenhouse complexes that will grow crops using the resources available on desert coasts could improve food security for millions.

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26 July, 2020

Diagnosing individual trees from above

Models based on images from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites can help farmers to monitor the health of individual trees.

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05 July, 2020

A different slant of light

Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner.

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05 July, 2020

Multisample technique to analyze cell adhesion

An assay for imaging the physical interactions between multiple cell populations could help cancer research and treatment assessment.

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28 June, 2020

Anammox bacteria generate energy from wastewater while taking a breath

More energy-efficient wastewater treatment may be possible by harnessing anammox bacteria’s surprising ability to "breathe" solid-state matter.

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15 June, 2020

Red Sea plankton communities ebb and flow with the seasons

Studies of plankton communities in Red Sea waters provide insights into seasonal variations and dominant control mechanisms.

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14 June, 2020

A salt solution toward better bioelectronics

A water-stable dopant enhances and stabilizes the performance of electron-transporting organic electrochemical transistors.

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09 June, 2020

Clocking in with malaria parasites

Discovery of a malaria parasite’s internal clock could lead to new treatment strategies

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17 May, 2020

Stitching together the structure of the DNA replication toolbelt

Structural details of an enzyme complex shed light on DNA replication.

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15 May, 2020

Sea skaters are a super source of inspiration

A study of marine Halobates species highlights how their waterproofing techniques, size and acceleration capability helped them colonize the ocean.

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11 May, 2020

Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills

Polymers that absorb water from the atmosphere can make it easier to run photovoltaic devices in hot climates.

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22 April, 2020

Fish flip a unique genetic switch in warming seas

Reef fish species uniquely respond to climate change, with some more vulnerable than others.

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12 April, 2020

Untangling untidy folds to understand diseases

Copper ions could play a key role when peptide folding goes wrong and leads to harmful aggregates.

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