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World-first 4D Self-forming Corneas
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Following on from their groundbreaking 3D printed corneas, a team of researchers at Newcastle University have developed a technique to create self-forming corneas. The team now intend to take the work forward to refine the technique to produce corneas for human implant.

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How Do Vaccines Work? Here's a Clear Explanation
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To understand how vaccines work, it helps to look first at how the immune system works. This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

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Bacterial DNA Jiggling Motion Halted Before Cell Death
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Watch how the jiggling motion of bacterial DNA stops when a natural antimicrobial peptide permeates the E. coli membrane. This novel mechanism helps explain why bacteria develop resistance very slowly and may inform the design of new antimicrobial agents.

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Top Science Stories of 2018
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We have seen some amazing scientific breakthroughs in 2018. Here is a selection of our favorites.

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Watch Vaccinia Smallpox Infect a Cell
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This video shows the movement of cells infected with vaccinia smallpox.

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What Are Brain Organoids?
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An introduction to brain organoids - watch this video to find out how these mini brains are grown, and how they are a unique research tool which can complement what we have learnt from autopsies, animal models, and imaging techniques.

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The Science of Christmas
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Does Rudolph's nose really glow? Why doesn't anybody see Santa deliver presents? Modern science can help you explain the mysteries of Santa to your kids!

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Cell Culture Basics
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An overview of aseptic techniques

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Allergic Reaction Signature Detected in 5 Minutes
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abbieSense is a Wyss technology that can detect histamine levels in human body fluids and determine the severity of an allergic reaction, which could help save the lives of patients with severe allergies.

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Bacteriophage – A Virus that Infects Microbes
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To reproduce, bacteriophage infect bacterial cells and hijack their cellular machinery before killing their host as shown in this animation.

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