Science

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Lemont, IL — Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes.  For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts...

How Cells Keep Growing Even When Under Attack

Amherst, MA — In an unexpected new finding, biochemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report observing that a damage-containment system in stressed bacteria can become overrun and blocked,...

Algal Symbiosis Could Shed Light on Dark Ocean

East Boothbay, Maine — New research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a type of salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs. A new paper in Frontiers in Microbiology...

Sharing a Secret…The Quantum Way

Johannesburg, South Africa — Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many...

Cell Diversity in the Embryo

Munich, Germany — A research team at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has explored the role of factors in embryonic development that do not alter the sequence of DNA, but only...

Hydrogel Paves Way for Biomedical Breakthrough

Sydney, Australia — Published in Advanced Functional Materials, a University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly attach hydrogels ­­- a jelly-like substance...

AI & Single-Cell Genomics

Augsburg, Germany — Traditional single-cell sequencing methods help to reveal insights about cellular differences and functions – but they do this with static snapshots only rather than time-lapse...

Chlamydia: Greedy for Glutamine

Würzburg, Germany — Chlamydia are bacteria that cause venereal diseases. In humans, they can only survive if they enter the cells. This is the only place where they find the necessary metabolites for...

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