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16 September, 2021

Quantifying future impacts on coral reefs

Corals face a grim future over the coming decades and researchers urge faster efforts to reduce global emissions and to enhance coral reef resilience.

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08 September, 2021

Stem cell model for early human embryo development

An in vitro cellular model that mimics the initial phase of human embryo creation could improve understanding of infertility.

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13 August, 2021

Getting cell culture research right

The biomedical research community needs to do more to ensure their findings are relevant and reproducible.

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13 August, 2021

Corals survive the heat with bacterial help

Probiotic treatment prevents the death of corals from heatwaves.

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08 August, 2021

Gel drops for regenerative medicine

Tiny drops that resemble an extracellular matrix can be used to culture cells for delivery into the human body.

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03 August, 2021

Getting smart about off-grid desalination

Theoretical modeling helps boost the efficiency of a device that generates both clean drinking water and electricity.

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07 July, 2021

Creating a lab mangrove helps to identify new bacteria

Honing a growth chamber cultivation technique leads to the identification of novel bacteria from Red Sea mangrove sediments.

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20 June, 2021

Keeping a vigilant watch on SARS-CoV-2

New lateral flow test Vigilant is cheaper, easier to use and as reliable as the current gold standard PCR test for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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17 June, 2021

Skeletal scaffold supports bone cells and blood vessels

3D models of bone formation provide a tool for tissue engineering, biomedical research and drug testing.

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13 June, 2021

Into the belly of the bee

Honeybees bring back more than just nectar from their floral feasts and these microbes may help them survive turbulent times.

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30 May, 2021

Genetic treasure trove for malaria researchers

Detailed and extensive genome sequencing of a subspecies of rat-infecting malaria parasites should instruct human malaria research.

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27 May, 2021

Recruiting bacteria to build catalysts atom by atom

An enigmatic bacterium proves a useful ally for the synthesis of single-atom catalysts to split hydrogen from water.

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26 May, 2021

Coronavirus testing made quick and easy

New diagnostic technique could help contain the spread of COVID-19 and other viral outbreaks.

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23 May, 2021

Deep and extreme: Microbes thrive in transition

A lot happens and changes within a thin one-meter-thick transition layer between deep Red Sea water and an expansive underlying brine lake.

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04 May, 2021

Elegant constrictions in a cellular kill switch

Combining expertise has shed new light on how cells self-destruct during microbial infection.

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29 April, 2021

Coral symbionts have a genome like no other

The weird and wonderful genome of dinoflagellates looks nothing like other eukaryotic genomes.

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29 April, 2021

How reef-building corals got their bones

Coral ancestors had the genetic toolkit to make skeletal structures and only took simple evolutionary steps to begin building reefs.

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20 April, 2021

All-in-one test for COVID-19 surveillance

New method can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants and detect co-infections.

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18 April, 2021

Corals go hungry long before they bleach

Heat stress disrupts the physiological processes of corals prior to clear signs of bleaching, with implications for adaptation strategies for coral reefs in a warming climate.

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14 April, 2021

Lockdowns unlock ecology research potential

National lockdowns have provided a unique opportunity to assess the effects of human activity on wildlife, which could translate into new attitudes and better policies.

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