Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

Quiz

Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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MOJO Hormone Found

News

Imperial study shows Kisspeptin mediates increased sexual arousal by boosting activity in brain areas associated with sex and love.

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Do You Have A Games Console? You Could Be Solving The Structure Of Proteins

Article

Sjors Scheres solves the 3D structures of proteins. In this article, he tells us how Cryo-Electron Microscopy is shining new light on the workings of the protein machines in our cells.

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry

Article

We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Plant Power Disables MRSA Bacteria

News

Flavone-rich extract 430D-F5 from the Brazillian peppertree disarms bacteria by quorum quenching.

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Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

Deciding When Not To Act On Instinct

News

Scientists uncover neural connection that can prevent us acting on instinct.

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Heart-on-a-Chip Models Heart's Response to Stress
News

The I-Wire Heart-on-a-Chip controls the mechanical force applied to cardiac cells, enabling the heart's response to stress to be studied.

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Tyres From Trees
News

Researchers from The University of Minnesota have developed a way of generating Isoprene, a key molecule in car tyres, from biomass.

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UK Needs Scale-Up of Greener Tech
News

A report, commissioned by Professor Minton’s BBSRC-funded network of gas fermentation specialists C1net, says the UK should do more to increase the production of this 'gas-eating' microbial technology which could capture a large percentage of industrial waste gas from our factories and landfill for biofuel use.

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