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Researchers Discover Mechanism Behind How Phages Disarm Pathogenic Bacteria

Researchers have uncovered how bacteriophages disarm antibiotic-resistant bacteria, opening doors to the possibility of new treatment methods.
Figure illustrating a visual impression of the magnetic “butterfly” hosting four entangled spins on “wings” (left) and its corresponding atomic-scale image obtained using scanning probe microscopy (right).

A Magnetic Nanographene Butterfly Poised To Advance Quantum Technologies

Researchers have developed a new design concept for creating next-generation carbon-based quantum materials, in the form of a tiny magnetic nanographene with a unique butterfly-shape hosting highly correlated spins.
MRI scans of the human brain

Discovery of Long COVID Brain Fog Cause Hints at Future Treatments

Recent findings that leaky blood vessels in the brain and heightened immune activity are key drivers of long COVID brain fog provide insights into possible targets for treatment.
A purple human brain.

Childhood Trauma Leaves Lasting Imprint on Muscle Function

A University of Michigan study has shown that traumatic experiences during childhood may get “under the skin” later in life, impairing the muscle function of people as they age.
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New Hydrogel Material Removes Microplastics From Water

Scientists have developed a new 3D hydrogel material that can adsorb – and degrade – large volumes of microplastic.
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New Understanding of Metallopolymers Could Improve Materials Recycling

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign analyzed the effects of solvation and ion valency on metallopolymers, with implications for critical materials recovery and recycling, and environmental remediation.
Microplastics on the beach.

Microplastics Make Their Way from the Gut to Other Organs

University of New Mexico researchers found that those tiny particles – microplastics – are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.
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Innovative Strategy Developed To Identify Proteins Behind Cellular Communication

A new approach could reveal critical insights into cellular communication at organelle contact sites.
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Starved Cells Divert Protein Transport Stations to Cellular Recycling Centers

A new study details how nutrient-starved cells break down protein transport stations to deal with stressful conditions.
Cancer cells.

Lung Cancer Study Reveals Four Microenvironment Subtypes Linked to Disease Progression

Examining the immune cells in the environment around a tumour could help to predict how a person’s cancer might progress and respond to treatment, according to new research led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.