Micro-organisms colonizing small pieces of plastic waste in the ocean might be breaking them down, but could also have negative effects such as plastic ingestion and ecosystem disruption.
Lipids, rather than proteins, expressed by leukemia cells are a promising new target for T cell-driven cancer immunotherapy.
Scientists have found that the quantum coherence of light harvesting systems in single-celled algae is controlled by a single amino acid switch.
Research on stalagmites and flowstones in limestone caves of Korea lends support to the hydrological seesaw hypothesis and could lead to better predictions of climate change.
Scientists have identified the dopaminergic genes associated with different types of risk taking behavior in a social game.
The 17 skulls from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos are the oldest reliably-dated humans to show clear Neandertal morphology.
A statistical model of bird flu across Asia could help countries prepare for future outbreaks by prioritising resources for areas with the highest risks.
A 15 year longitudinal population study reveals that babies born with HSV infection are four times more likely to have young mothers below 20 years of age.
Scientists say that understanding the nanostructure of milk could lead to the development of vitamin-enhanced milk or even new forms of drug delivery.
Researchers have shown that H2Pc could be used to store molecular memory, based on its ability to tautomerize.