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Wheat Modification Could Help To Combat Global Food Shortages
News   Nov 27, 2020

Researchers are directly modifying the growth of young developing grain in wheat by increasing the amount of a protein that controls growth rates in plants.

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Environmental Alert System Could Cut Cold Weather-Related Deaths
News   Nov 27, 2020

A team of scientists has recently developed a cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves.

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Changes Driven by Melting in the North
News   Nov 27, 2020

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, found in a recent study.

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A Wearable Virus Detector?
News   Nov 27, 2020

Scientists have reviewed the most recent endeavors into using materials that can change mechanical into electrical or magnetic energy, and vice versa to fabricate functional biosensors. They hope to improve the sensitivity of virus sensors.

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How the CRISPR Immune System Evolved
News   Nov 26, 2020

New research results shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged early during the development of life on Earth, as well as how this immune system is constantly adapting to new challenges.

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Half the Population Unaware Climate Change Impacts Infectious Diseases
News   Nov 26, 2020

A new study reveals that almost half of the population is unaware of the relation between climate change and its effect on infectious diseases.

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Open Source Optical Toolbox Provides Microscopes for All
News   Nov 26, 2020

Researchers have developed an optical toolbox to build microscopes for a few hundred euros that deliver high-resolution images comparable to commercial microscopes that cost up to a thousand times more.

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The Not-So Silver-Lining of Nanoparticles for Phytoplankton
News   Nov 26, 2020

A research team have investigated the effects of nanosilver, currently used in almost 450 products for its antibacterial properties.

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Springer Nature Announces New Open-Access Option for Journals
News   Nov 25, 2020

The publisher Springer Nature has shared its gold open-access (OA) options for Nature journals that will be introduced from January 2021. Whilst the initiative to move towards OA is positive news for its proponents, the considerable price tag attached is a worry.

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Flavanols in Cocoa Drink Boost Cognitive Performance, Suggests Small Study
News   Nov 25, 2020

Increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

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