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These Genes Keep Plant Roots Growing Toward Gravity

Researchers have honed in on the genes that control root growth in response to gravity, with the hope of developing a crop that can access resources deeper in the soil.
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Magnetic Field Helps To Grow "Greener" Lab-Based Meat

Scientists have found a novel way of growing cell-based meat by zapping animal cells with a magnet.
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Upcycling System Developed for Commercial Polyesters

Scientists have developed a simple method to recycle polyester into a cross-linked polymer that retains its strength and properties.
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Unexpected Production of Cysteine Amino Acid Found in Coral

A new study by KAUST university has discovered that, in contradiction to previous thinking, coral can biosynthesize the amino acid cysteine.
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Mountain Snow Cover Has Decreased by 2 Weeks on Average Since 1982

A recent study paints a discouraging picture of recent decades. Between 1982 and 2020, the period of snow cover in mountain areas around the world decreased by an average of about 15 days.
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Viruses Keep Tabs on Us To Plan Their Next Move

New research indicates that viruses are able to sense their environment to decide when to multiply and kill the host cell, adding a new dimension to viral-host interactions.
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Stopping the Immune System’s Lethal Lung Response

Researchers have discovered a drug candidate that, in mice, can prevent lethal lung inflammation by inhibiting a protein called PTP1B.
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Babies Can React to Taste and Smell in the Womb, Study Suggests

A group of researchers has used 4D ultrasound imaging to gather the first direct evidence that fetuses react in different ways to various tastes and smells from foods eaten by their mother.
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New Method Improves the Study of Cellular Recycling Centers

A new method has been developed that allows scientists to determine all the molecules present in the lysosomes of any cell in mice.
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“Forever” Chemicals Found in School Uniforms

A new study has found that schoolchildren across the United States and Canada could be exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – “forever” chemicals – via their school uniforms.
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