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Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2023
Tiny organisms, huge amounts of data
Tiny organisms, huge amounts of data
Gianni Panagiotou has been Professor of "Microbiome Dynamics" at Friedrich Schiller University Jena since the beginning of the year.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2023
Tackling infections that pass from animals to humans
The next generation of scientists will be better able to predict, detect and control viruses that jump from animals to humans thanks to major new funding.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2023
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Gero Miesenböck awarded 2023 Japan Prize
Professor Gero Miesenböck , The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics' (DPAG)  Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, is one of two s

Environment - Life Sciences - 24.01.2023
Cross-directorate team works to survey the Lab's biodiversity
Cross-directorate team works to survey the Lab’s biodiversity
From the rolling hills of Tracy to the grassy plains of Livermore, LLNL's lands are replete with biodiversity, and keeping track of the resident flora and fauna is no small feat.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 20.01.2023

Psychology - Life Sciences - 19.01.2023
Reading the room
AI project to help autistic people interpret emotions better By Charlotte Danby Faculty of Engineering For most of us, social interactions are taxing, tedious or time well spent.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2023
Evaluated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of gold and cerium nanoparticles in patients with type 2 diabetes
Evaluated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of gold and cerium nanoparticles in patients with type 2 diabetes
A study by the University of Valencia, the INCLIVA Health Research Institute, the Clinical Hospital of Valencia, Fisabio-Hospital Dr. Peset and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) sho

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2023

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.01.2023
Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees
Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees
Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers. Ecologists are increasingly using traces of genetic material left behind by living organisms left behind in the environment, called environmental DNA (eDNA), to catalogue and monitor biodiversity.

Life Sciences - 19.01.2023
Squirrels that gamble win big when it comes to evolutionary fitness
Study: "Phenotype-environment mismatch errors enhance lifetime fitness in wild red squirrels” (available after embargo lifts) Imagine overhearing the Powerball lottery winning numbers, but you didn't know when those numbers would be called-just that at some point in the next 10 years or so, they would be.

Life Sciences - Campus - 18.01.2023
Becoming a lab head
In this new series, we feature FMI alumni and the diverse careers they have chosen after leaving our institute.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.01.2023
A global lab for teaching and practicing synthetic biology
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course MAS.S64 (How to Grow (Almost) Anything) leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.01.2023
Compassion in the details
The late MIT Angelika Amon was recognized as Committed to Caring for her generous and encompassing mentorship.

Life Sciences - 12.01.2023
11 most unmissable UCL Lunch Hour Lectures
11 most unmissable UCL Lunch Hour Lectures
Our pick of the most disruptive UCL Lunch Hour Lectures of all time - from talks on shopping at IKEA and weighing trees with lasers, to others that discuss innovations in x-ray imaging, the minds of cab drivers and whether fish can count.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 12.01.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2023
Enabling advanced studies in Turkey with MIT OpenCourseWare
Study group of medical students in Turkey uses free MIT resources to pursue a PhD-level research agenda.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.01.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2023
Obesity linked to macular degeneration
Canadian researchers find that being overweight can make the cells of people's immune system destructive to their eyes as they age.

Life Sciences - 10.01.2023
Researcher instrumental in introduction of new elephant care standards
Researcher instrumental in introduction of new elephant care standards
New rigorous welfare standards developed by Professor Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with the animal protection charity, We Are All Mammals (WAAM), have been introduced in facilities across Southern Africa.

Life Sciences - Environment - 09.01.2023
Speciesism, like racism, imperils humanity and the planet
Speciesism places Homo sapiens at the top of a hierarchy that is often used to justify sacrificing other animals, plants, fungi and microbes for the benefit of humanity.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.01.2023

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.01.2023
Climate ’presses’ and ’pulses’ impact Magellanic penguins - a marine predator - with guidance for conservationists
Climate change will reshape ecosystems worldwide through two types of climate events: short-term, extreme events - like a heat wave - and long-term changes, like a shift in ocean currents. Ecologists call the short-term events -pulses,- and the long-term changes -presses. Presses and pulses will likely have different effects on animal species.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.01.2023
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in Imperial College London study
Researchers have found that hair follicle transplants can promote scar rejuvenation by altering their architecture and genetic makeup. In a new study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harboured new cells and blood vessels, remodelled collagen to Our findings lay the foundation for exciting new therapies that can rejuvenate scars and restore the function of healthy skin.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.01.2023

Life Sciences - Physics - 04.01.2023
Uncovering how cells control their protein output
Uncovering how cells control their protein output
Gene-Wei Li investigates the rules that cells use to maintain the correct ratio of the proteins they need to survive. A typical bacterial genome contains more than 4,000 genes, which encode all of the proteins that the cells need to survive. How do cells know just how much of each protein they need for their everyday functions? Gene-Wei Li, an MIT associate professor of biology, is trying to answer that question.

Life Sciences - Environment - 03.01.2023
Breakthrough in plant breeding
Breakthrough in plant breeding
Grafting and mobile CRISPR for genome editing in plants A ground-breaking twist to the CRISPR tool - aka "genetic scissors" - is being put to use to edit plant genomes by scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, signalling a methodology change. The discovery that was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology could simplify and speed up the development of novel, genetically stable commercial crop varieties by combining grafting with a 'mobile' CRISPR tool.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 03.01.2023
Bacterial toxin renders algae motionless
Bacterial toxin renders algae motionless
Biologists and chemists at the University of Jena decipher properties of a bacterial toxin that renders the unicellular green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii motionless. The toxin appears to hijak the calcium channels of the target algae, causing a rapid influx of calcium ions that within one minute results in the loss of the algal flagella and therefore the algal means of escape.

Life Sciences - Career - 23.12.2022
Javier Martinez receives extensive ’doc.funds’ Grant of the FWF
Javier Martinez, research group leader at the joint Max Perutz Laboratories of MedUni Vienna and the University of Vienna, is coordinating the project "RNA@core: Molecular Mechanisms in RNA Biology", which has been awarded an extensive "doc.funds" grant by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 23.12.2022
Humans spread fascioliasis since the Neolithic and caused its genetic variation
Humans spread fascioliasis since the Neolithic and caused its genetic variation
A multidisciplinary analysis led by Santiago Mas-Coma, emeritus full professor of Parasitology at the University of Valencia (UV) and published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews , reveals the strategie

Life Sciences - Health - 23.12.2022
Emeritus Richard Wurtman, influential figure in translational research, dies at 86
Longtime MIT of neuroscience led research behind 200 patents, laying the groundwork for numerous medical products.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.12.2022
ICYMI: 2022 research round up
Penguin feathers may be secret to effective anti-icing technology Ice buildup on powerlines and electric towers brought the northern US and southern Canada to a standstill during the Great Ice Storm of 1998, leaving many in the cold and dark for days and even weeks. Whether it is on wind turbines, electric towers, drones, or airplane wings, dealing with ice buildup typically depends on techniques that are time consuming, costly and use a lot of energy, along with various chemicals.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 21.12.2022
The Costs of Rationality
Paul Glimcher, co-founder of the field of neuroeconomics and professor at New York University, recently held a keynote speech at UZH.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 21.12.2022
The other paleo diet: Rare discovery of dinosaur remains preserved with its last meal
The other paleo diet: Rare discovery of dinosaur remains preserved with its last meal
Microraptor was an opportunistic predator, feeding on fish, birds, lizards - and now small mammals. The discovery of a rare fossil reveals the creature was a generalist carnivore in the ancient ecosystem of dinosaurs. Finding the last meal of any fossil animal is rare. When McGill University Professor Hans Larsson saw a complete mammal foot inside the rib cage of the small, feathered dinosaur, his jaw dropped.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.12.2022
A team of researchers, led by the UPF, characterize rare, damaged cells (senescent cells) that block the functions of their neighbour healthy cells and identify ways to neutralize them and improve tissue regeneration
Senescent cells, which emerge after tissue injury, create an aged-like inflamed microenvironment that is negative for stem cell function and tissue repair. The finding provides a basis for mitigating the loss of muscle regenerative capacity in elderly people and for improving muscle repair in young healthy people.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 21.12.2022
Drying process could be key step in the development of life
Drying process could be key step in the development of life
One-hundred fifty years ago, Charles Darwin speculated that life likely originated in a warm little pond.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.12.2022
Lyme disease expert joins Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Lyme disease expert joins Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Lyme disease expert Nicole Baumgarth joins Johns Hopkins as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor With a background blending immunology, veterinary medicine, and infectious disease, Baumgarth serves as i

Environment - Life Sciences - 16.12.2022
Berkeley Lab’s Big Science Stories of 2022
In 2022, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) delivered solutions for clean energy and a healthy planet, and made discoveries in fundamental science that expand what's possible. Berkeley Lab staff also made significant progress on new capabilities that will deliver valuable research for the nation and world for decades to come.
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