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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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06 April, 2021

Human activities sound an alarm for sea life

For the sake of marine life, international collaboration is required to reduce undersea sounds.

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04 April, 2021

Ultrashort peptides go a long way for tissue engineering

A printable hydrogel made of ultrashort peptides could help shape cells into viable tissues.

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21 March, 2021

Atomic techniques reveal the evolution of a bacterial protein

Researchers show how bacteria have adapted a sensing mechanism that allows them to live in different environments.

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21 March, 2021

Beneficial bacteria help wheat stand the heat

Coating crop seeds with bacteria found on a desert shrub boosts yields in hot fields.

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15 March, 2021

Enzymatic danse macabre of lung cancer

A mutational change of an enzyme’s dynamics increases its activity on a chromatin histone, ultimately causing a common lung cancer.

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25 February, 2021

Virus detection method is versatile and accessible

A low-cost diagnostic tool can detect a range of viruses without the need for expensive materials or facilities.

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23 February, 2021

Microbiome boost may help corals resist bleaching

Providing corals with cocktails of natural probiotics could enhance their tolerance to stress and reduce mortality in coral bleaching events.

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21 February, 2021

A salt solution for desalinating brine

Solar-powered brine crystallization could alleviate the environmental impacts of seawater desalination.

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21 February, 2021

CovMT: Tracking virus mutations across the world

An interactive platform helps users visualize where SARS-CoV-2 mutations start, how wide they spread and how infectious they are.

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16 February, 2021

Ultrabright dots see beyond skin deep

Tiny light-emitting probes give researchers a better option for noninvasive imaging of living tissue.

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08 February, 2021

Monitoring precious groundwater resources for arid agricultural regions

A pioneering framework will monitor groundwater use for agricultural irrigation across Saudi Arabia.

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28 January, 2021

Rules of resistance against transgene silencing

A new protocol brings the precise standards of engineering to the realm of synthetic biology.

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26 January, 2021

Biobank of stem cells helps understand genetic abnormalities

A database of newly generated stem cell lines could provide the key to understanding the genetic factors that drive Klinefelter syndrome and related diseases.

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25 January, 2021

Microstructured optical fibers find their 3D-printed groove

Advanced laser-printing techniques prove ideal for creating tiny optical communication devices with complex internal structures.

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06 January, 2021

Kelp help: seeking options for blue carbon

Tackling climate change in marine ecosystems requires diverse strategies, from protecting coasts to farming kelp and restoring whale populations.

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17 December, 2020

Wastewater monitoring in COVID-19 surveillance

Microbiologist Peiying Hong explains current research into COVID-19 monitoring and surveillance using wastewater.

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13 December, 2020

Mangroves lock away carbon

Researchers uncover an overlooked process enhancing the carbon-removal potential of mangroves.

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06 December, 2020

Molecular pores for thought

Ultrathin porous films that can pluck out specific nanoscopic molecules could refine oil purification and drug development.

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