In the Lab
IN THE LAB

Understanding The Drive For Social Connection

A peptide associated with regulating parental behavior in mice may be important in understanding loneliness, and the craving for social interaction.

Astrocytes: More Than Just A Neuron’s Assistants

Astrocytes could be contributing to storing memories and more in the brain, hints a study from Japan.
cleaning audit robot, dirt sensor

Robots Keep Spotless Score

Researchers from Singapore have designed a sensor for autonomous cleaning robots making them better cleaners.
plastic barriers, motorbikes, ride-sharing

Shielding COVID-19 Risk On Ride-Sharing Bikes

Plastic barriers placed between driver and passenger on ride-sharing motorbikes reduces the risk of COVID-19 viral spread.
sustainable food packaging, antimicrobial food packaging

Smart Packaging To Keep Food Fresh For Longer

A smart food packaging material with antimicrobial properties, developed by a Singaporean-American team, could extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
t cells, omicron, covid-19

Tackling Omicron With T Cells

T cells are still expected to be effective against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, shows a study by Hong Kong-Australia research team
surface cracks, glass fractures, water

Cracking The Mystery Of The Shattered Glass

To make building safer, scientists from South Korea have determined how water aggravates cracks on glass windows.
beetles, weevils, Trigonopterus

Meet New Weevils Including One Named Corona

Scientists have discovered 28 new species of beetles belonging to the weevil genus Trigonopterus on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
genetic engineering, insecticide resistance, pesticide use

Returning Power To Insecticides

By replacing insecticide-resistant genes in fruit flies with susceptible forms, an India-US research team is devising ways to lower insecticide use in farms.