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Paving The Way For Life On Land

Paving The Way For Life On Land

Scientists have identified the genes which could have enabled the first plants to conquer the terrestrial environment.

Uncovering Glaucoma’s Genetic Roots

Uncovering Glaucoma’s Genetic Roots

Scientists have pinpointed new genetic regions linked to glaucoma which could improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Broken Signals Lead To Neurodegeneration

Broken Signals Lead To Neurodegeneration

Neurogenerative diseases could be explained by modifications of the IP3 receptor which lock it in a closed state.

How Influenza Uses Random Errors To Survive

How Influenza Uses Random Errors To Survive

Researchers have identified the mechanism the influenza A virus uses to introduce genetic diversity and increase its chances of survival.

Managing Climate Change In Coastal Regions

Managing Climate Change In Coastal Regions

Climatologists warn that both natural and human environments must be fully studied for a holistic understanding of climate change.

Fancy A Naturally Caffeine-Free Cuppa?

Fancy A Naturally Caffeine-Free Cuppa?

Armed with the sequence of the coffee genome, scientists could develop coffee varieties that are naturally caffeine-free.

How Neuronal Transmission Is Regulated

How Neuronal Transmission Is Regulated

What are dendritic potentials good for if they don’t cause depolarization? This study suggests an answer.

Exploiting The Valley For Next Generation Electronics

Exploiting The Valley For Next Generation Electronics

Molybdenum disulfide-based valleytronics have the potential to be the next generation of low energy electronics, scientists say.

Selectively Filtering Out Carbon Dioxide

Selectively Filtering Out Carbon Dioxide

Scientists have developed a membrane that selects for carbon dioxide while allowing air to pass through 100 times faster than existing polymers.

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

A peptide isolated from the skin of salamanders could help mimic the rapid wound healing seen in lower animals.