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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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05 April, 2020

Better plant edits by enhancing DNA repair

A protein hijacked from a bacterial pathogen helps to facilitate more precise genome editing in plants.

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26 March, 2020

Jumping genes help make neurons in a dish

The conversion of skin cells into brain cells relies on proper insertion of L1 elements.

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22 March, 2020

Simple framework helps future ocean studies

A framework that helps marine scientists select localized carbon dioxide levels for experiments aims to improve robustness in global warming studies.

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16 March, 2020

Silkworms provide new spin on sticky molecules

E-selectin is grown in silkworms for the first time, revealing new aspects of its binding dynamics.

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15 March, 2020

Cleaving through the heart of viral infections

A Cas protein that cleaves viral RNA has been harnessed in a CRISPR/Cas system to destroy prolific viral infections in crop plants.

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19 February, 2020

Stressed corals set up progeny for a better life

First evidence that animal DNA methylation patterns can be passed to the next generation.

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16 February, 2020

Bursting bubbles clear the way for desalination

Carbon dioxide bubbles could be a fast and environmentally friendly way to unclog seawater filters and keep the supply of drinking water flowing.

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13 February, 2020

KAUST global research team first to observe inherited DNA expressions

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