A Treasure Trove of Genetic Variation

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Researchers have completed the most comprehensive analysis of the wheat genome to date, providing new hope for the improvement of this vital crop.

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The Big Fat Science Quiz of the Year 2016

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Test your knowledge of the biggest breakthroughs and announcements from the world of science last year.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction

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To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Positive Allosteric Modulator Improves Neurodegenerative Outcomes

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Global collaboration shows positive allosteric modulation of M1 Muscarinic receptors slows prion neurodegeneration and restores memory loss.

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MIT develops 3D Antibody Array

MIT develops 3D Antibody Array

Biosensors containing up to 100 stacked layers of antibodies offer greater sensitivity.

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X-ray Imaging at Argonne Captures Material Defect Process

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new approach to detail the formation of material changes at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.

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How a Cell Decides it's time for a 'Haircut'

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have demonstrated how and why cilia decapitation occurs, which could lead to increased understanding of mitosis and associated diseases.

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Magnesium Contributes to Protein Switching Mechanism

Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches.

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