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Tiny Plastic Dwellers Exert Big Impact On Oceans

Tiny Plastic Dwellers Exert Big Impact On Oceans

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: The New Target For Cancer Immunotherapy

Lipids: The New Target For Cancer Immunotherapy

Lipids, rather than proteins, expressed by leukemia cells are a promising new target for T cell-driven cancer immunotherapy.

Algae Able To Switch Quantum Coherence On & Off

Algae Able To Switch Quantum Coherence On & Off

Scientists have found that the quantum coherence of light harvesting systems in single-celled algae is controlled by a single amino acid switch.

Hydrological Seesaw Explains Longstanding Geological Puzzle

Hydrological Seesaw Explains Longstanding Geological Puzzle

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.

Dopamine Genes Involved In Risk Taking

Dopamine Genes Involved In Risk Taking

Scientists have identified the dopaminergic genes associated with different types of risk taking behavior in a social game.

New Skulls Show Oldest Neandertal Traits

New Skulls Show Oldest Neandertal Traits

The 17 skulls from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos are the oldest reliably-dated humans to show clear Neandertal morphology.

Map Pinpoints Bird Flu Risks In Asia

Map Pinpoints Bird Flu Risks In Asia

A statistical model of bird flu across Asia could help countries prepare for future outbreaks by prioritising resources for areas with the highest risks.

HSV Babies Disproportionately Born To Young Mums

HSV Babies Disproportionately Born To Young Mums

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.

Synchrotron Uncovers Nanostructure Of Milk

Synchrotron Uncovers Nanostructure Of Milk

Scientists say that understanding the nanostructure of milk could lead to the development of vitamin-enhanced milk or even new forms of drug delivery.

Phthalocyanine Switches For Molecular Memory

Phthalocyanine Switches For Molecular Memory

Researchers have shown that H2Pc could be used to store molecular memory, based on its ability to tautomerize.