Microphones and cameras are installed everywhere these days: in smartphones, laptops, even in refrigerators and televisions. Many people are now used to their presence and no longer see them for what they actually are - omnipresent eyes and ears. Researchers have used a "alternative" webcam to critically question sensor technology that has become commonplace.
Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis. The work could allow for the improvement of existing antibiotics as well as the design of new drug candidates quickly and efficiently.
Understanding how cells act together to build tissues has been a fundamental problem in physics and biology. Researchers have now developed a computational framework that captures the various interactions between cells and connects them to embryonic tissue dynamics.READ MORE
Powerful algorithms used by the likes of Netflix and Facebook can "predict" the biological language of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.READ MORE
More than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf area could be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach 4°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has shown.READ MORE
A study has revealed how T cells in the small intestine respond to bile acids, offering localized treatment direction for a cause of chronic illness.READ MORE
A new study has shown that artificial intelligence systems might actually reach higher levels of performance if they are programmed with sound files of human language rather than with numerical data labels.READ MORE
New research has confirmed that one of the mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance plays a key role in accelerating resistance and gives bacteria an ‘incredible opportunity’ to evolve in response to antibiotic treatment.READ MORE
Researchers have sought to uncover the diversity within the guts of red and purple sea urchins. Their results reveal significant differences between the microbiota of the two species, as well as between individuals living in different habitats. The study represents the first step in understanding the function of urchins' microbial communities.READ MORE
Scientists at UCL have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify three new multiple sclerosis (MS) subtypes. Researchers say these groundbreaking findings will help identify those people whose disease is more likely to progress and therefore better target treatments.