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Life Sciences - Campus - 17.09.2020
'Cellular compass' guides plant stem cell division
’Cellular compass’ guides plant stem cell division
Biologists observing the formation of leaves noticed the nuclei moved in bewildering ways. Further investigation uncovered proteins that act as compasses and motors, guiding the divisions of individual cells to create the overall pattern of the leaf. The stem cells tasked with creating and maintaining biological tissues have a difficult job.

Campus - 16.09.2020
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new way to create an almost perfect hologram in near darkness. Optical holograms are a clever way of producing a 3D image of an object. They have a number of uses - from protecting our ID cards from forgery, to real-time imaging of living cells.

Campus - Health - 14.09.2020
Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting.

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