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Transporter Presents New Avenues for Treating Psychiatric Disorders
News   Apr 07, 2021

Researchers have uncovered the structure of Glycine Transporter 1, it enables the uptake of glycine into neurons and acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. This new information could open new avenues for developing therapeutics for psychiatric disorders.

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Virus Spillover Risk Ranked by New App
News   Apr 06, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 showed the world with devastating clarity the threat undetected viruses can pose to global public health. SpillOver, a new web application, ranks the risk of wildlife-to-human spillover for newly-discovered viruses.

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Finding the First Bacterium
News   Apr 01, 2021

A team of researchers has analyzed biochemical metabolic networks and evolutionary trees in order to discover the Last Bacterial Common Ancestor (LBCA).

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Lifetime Microplastic Exposure Estimated
News   Mar 31, 2021

Researchers have developed a lifetime microplastic exposure model that accounts for variable levels from different sources and in different populations. The new model indicates a lower average mass of microplastic accumulation than previous estimates.

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Computational Brain Model Shows Some Neurons Are Born To Die Young
News   Mar 31, 2021

Scientists have detailed how they developed and used a computational model to simulate cell division, cell migration and apoptosis in the hope of understanding how these processes affect the development of the brain.

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Electronic Deterrents Could Help Reduce Shark Bites
News   Mar 31, 2021

New technology suggests that using electronic deterrents could be a valid approach to reducing the incidence of shark bites.

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Pesticide Pollution Threatens Two Thirds of Farmland Worldwide
News   Mar 31, 2021

A study has examined the pollution risk to soil, the atmosphere and groundwater from agricultural pesticides. The study has shown that 64% of the world's farmland is at risk.

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Simulated, Not Stirred: Martini Forcefield Reveals Atomic Interactions
News   Mar 30, 2021

Accurate simulation of the interactions between atoms and molecules can take a long time, however, the third release of a set of parameters to speed up the process has been presented.

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Music Streaming Algorithms Prove Least Accurate for Hard Rock Fans
News   Mar 30, 2021

Anyone signed up to a streaming app will have felt the bemusement of being recommended some odd outlier track by the clandestine algorithms behind the service. A new study suggests that some music fans will receive poorer recommendations than others.

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Generating Proteins Using AI To Speed Up Drug Development
News   Mar 30, 2021

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to generate novel, functionally active proteins. The future applications could include the faster and more cost-efficient development of protein-based drugs.

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