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Diphtheria Is Becoming a Global Threat Once More
News   Mar 09, 2021

Diphtheria - a relatively easily-preventable infection - is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers.

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Unique Remote Sensor Network Monitors Urban Greenhouse Gases
News   Mar 09, 2021

The world's first fully automated sensor network for measuring urban greenhouse gas emissions, MUCCnet consists of five high-precision optical instruments that analyze the sun's light spectra. They measure the concentration of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide.

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Genomic Profiling Tracks the Global Spread of Disease
News   Mar 09, 2021

Scientists in 18 countries have used genome sequencing technology to track the the global spread and exchange of Streptococcus equi, which causes the disease strangles, in the largest ever study of its kind.

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Gene-Editing Approach To Control the Invasive Gray Squirrel
News   Mar 08, 2021

A study published in Scientific Reports explores a novel combination of CRISPR‑based gene drives to control invasive gray squirrel – Sciurus carolinensis – in the UK.

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Beauty Is in the Brain: AI Generates Attractive Images From Brain Data
News   Mar 08, 2021

Researchers have investigated whether a computer would be able to identify the facial features we consider attractive and, based on this, create new images matching the criteria.

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Gut Mycobiome Important in Processed Food Metabolism
News   Mar 08, 2021

Studies of the human gut microbiome focus mainly on bacteria. However, new research points to a significant role for fungi in the intestine — the communities of molds and yeasts known as the mycobiome — that are the active interface between the host and their diet.

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Probing the Proteomic Landscape of Cancer To Discover Drug Targets
News   Mar 08, 2021

Researchers have shown that analysis of the proteomics, or all the protein data, from aggressive human cancers is a valuable strategy to identify potential novel therapeutic targets.

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Accurately Assessing the Transmissibility of New Virus Mutants
News   Mar 04, 2021

An international team including researchers from Bern has now been able to demonstrate in both the laboratory and in animal models why the D614G variant was able to gain the upper hand over the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Virtual Sanity: People Who Use VR Headsets Enjoying Life More During Lockdown
News   Mar 04, 2021

People who use virtual reality headsets as a way of passing the time during lockdown are exercising more vigorously and feeling better about life.

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New Theory of Memory Treats the Brain as a Giant Supercomputer
News   Mar 02, 2021

Research has led to the development of a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function, named the MeshCODE theory. This discovery could improve understanding of brain function and aid in the treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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