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Environment - Life Sciences - 19.03.2021
Tropical species are moving northward as winters warm
Tropical species are moving northward as winters warm
Notwithstanding last month's cold snap in Texas and Louisiana, climate change is leading to warmer winter weather throughout the southern U.S.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.03.2021
The project of the old Fish market takes a decisive step towards its implementation
The project involves the creation of a new research and innovation complex focusing on biomedicine, biodiversity and planetary wellbeing, which will be located right next to the UPF Ciutadella campus and Ciutadella park.

Life Sciences - 17.03.2021
Fatal attraction
Fatal attraction
Biologists from the University of Jena publish study on the relationship between flying insects and light pollution Jena, the "city of light", has its dark sides. If you look up at the night sky from the city centre, you can only make out the brightest stars. Lighting in the streets and shop windows is too bright, obscuring the view of the night sky.

Life Sciences - 17.03.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 17.03.2021
How organisms filter out the noise to make accurate predictions
Pioneering study delves into the tradeoffs organisms make as they process information A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago and the French National Centre for Scientific Research shows how organisms filter information from their environment differently for a wide range of biological processes-from visually tracking the motion of objects to immune cells responding to pathogens-and then select the most useful inputs to respond accordingly.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2021
A rapid-response vaccine could stop pandemics
A rapid-response vaccine could stop pandemics
Stanford researcher proposes a rapid-response technology to produce billions of vaccine doses fast enough to stop the next pandemic James Swartz has spent a dozen years refining an underappreciated bi

Environment - Life Sciences - 16.03.2021
Sustainability in all areas
Sustainability in all areas
Sustainable construction, energy production, circular economy, and the sustainable production of recyclable material are the core issues of a new Stuttgart Research Initiative (SRI) "Valorization of Bioresources" at the University of Stuttgart.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2021
PATH and UQ create custom proteins for malaria diagnostics
A global health organisation and state-of-the-art laboratory at The University of Queensland are collaborating to support the development and evaluation of point-of-care diagnostics for malaria with new custom-made proteins.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.03.2021
New natural answers for killer allergies
New natural answers for killer allergies
Researchers have discovered a function in the immune system that could hold the key to treating allergic conditions like asthma and stop life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.03.2021
European consortium to use AI to improve pancreatic cancer treatment
The University of Glasgow will play a key role in a new pan European consortium, using artificial intelligence to improve treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.03.2021
Charcot-Marie Tooth disease: A 100% French RNA-based therapeutic innovation
Charcot-Marie Tooth disease: A 100% French RNA-based therapeutic innovation
O    Charcot-Marie Tooth disease causes progressive paralysis of the legs and hands. No treatment is available today.

Life Sciences - 09.03.2021
Computational biology to improve drug design
Computational biology to improve drug design
Recerca The Ramon Margalef Prize has been awarded to a study in the field of computational biology. Specifically, the award has been given to Sergio Ruiz, for his work on an alternative and more efficient method to design drugs.

Life Sciences - 09.03.2021
Analysis: It’s not just doorways that make us forget what we came for in the next room
Dr Jessica Mcfadyen (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and Dr Oliver Baumann (Bond University) discuss their research into the 'doorway effect', and what actually causes memory lapses when we move from room to room.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 08.03.2021
CEA-Leti Envisions Widespread Use of LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays (OPAs)
OPAs with Solid-State Beam Steering Can Reduce the Cost and Size of LiDAR Systems & Improve Performance; Results Reported at Photonics West 2021 -GRENOBLE, France - March 8, 2021 - Taking a criti

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.03.2021
Molecular Shredder
Molecular Shredder
Ribosomes are the protein factories of the cell. How they are assembled from subunits is a complicated and multi-layered process being investigated by a research team led by Ed Hurt at the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.03.2021
Animal experiments still play a key role
Without animal experiments there would be no COVID-19 vaccine: animal testing is essential for medical research. A ban on testing - even a gradual phase-out - would be extremely damaging for research policy, writes Detlef Günther. The Swiss National Council is currently debating the popular initiative for a ban on experiments on animals and humans.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.03.2021
Location, Location, Location: Regional Tau Deposits in Healthy Elders Predict Alzheimer Disease
Location, Location, Location: Regional Tau Deposits in Healthy Elders Predict Alzheimer Disease
Subtle memory deficits are common in normal aging as well as Alzheimer disease (AD), the leading cause of dementia in older adults.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.03.2021
Race to restore seagrass around the UK
A UCL led study has highlighted the urgent need to restore seagrass meadows around the UK after calculating as much as 92% of these underwater meadows have been lost in British waters. Seagrass is a plant that is vital to healthy marine ecosystems, supporting fish stocks, providing breeding grounds for seahorses and helping to absorb and trap carbon from the atmosphere.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.03.2021
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Recerca Albatrosses and petrels spend about 39% of their life cycle on the high seas, a large global marine area that goes beyond the field of national and international jurisdictions of nature protection.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.03.2021
New Baden-Württemberg Network To Reduce Animal Experiments
A new network has been set up in Baden-Württemberg aimed at reducing animal experiments as well as further improving animal welfare.

Life Sciences - 03.03.2021
New form of symbiosis discovered
New form of symbiosis discovered
Researchers have discovered a unique bacterium that lives inside a unicellular eukaryote and provides it with energy.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.03.2021
How to track the variants of the pandemic faster
How to track the variants of the pandemic faster
A global group of researchers is calling for better integration of viral genetics, bioinformatics, and public health to enable better pandemic response now and better pandemic preparedness in the future.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.03.2021
Sea Trek: Stanford researcher's childhood dreams of space bend toward the ocean deep
Sea Trek: Stanford researcher’s childhood dreams of space bend toward the ocean deep
A keen interest in the possibility of alien life ultimately led geomicrobiologist Anne Dekas to study some of the least-examined microbes on Earth - those dwelling in the deep sea.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 26.02.2021
Hotter, drier, CRISPR: editing for climate change
Gene editing technology will play a vital role in climate-proofing future crops to protect global food supplies, according to scientists at The University of Queensland.

Life Sciences - 25.02.2021
Lyrebirds use siren song to lure sexual partners
Lyrebirds use siren song to lure sexual partners
Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to increase their chances of sexual success, according to a new study involving researchers from The Australian National University.   Lyrebirds are famous for their ability to mimic complex sounds of other species, including "human" sounds like chainsaws.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.02.2021
Wyss Center joins $36M international collaboration to improve recovery from spinal cord injuries
Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center has joined forces with an international consortium of universities, biomedical startups and nonprofit organizations to develop therapies for spinal cord injury that could improve long-term recovery.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 25.02.2021
World-leading children’s hospitals partner to find new treatments for paediatric diseases
Ahead of Rare Disease Day (28 February), leading children's research institutions on three continents are joining forces to decipher paediatric illnesses, including rare diseases, and find better treatments.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.02.2021
Weill Neurohub joins with Genentech, Roche to advance neuroscience
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding A

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 24.02.2021
Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction
Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction
The small, furry ancestors of all primates - a group that includes humans and other apes - were already taking to the trees a mere 100,000 years after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 24.02.2021
Earliest primate fossils
Earliest primate fossils
A new study published Feb. 24 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
’More visibility is one of many important steps to improve lack of diversity’
Cardiff-born neuroscientist Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly takes up his role as leader of a team at the cutting edge of Parkinson's Disease research at the UK Dementia Research Institute's centre at Cardiff University this month.

Career - Life Sciences - 23.02.2021
For UCLA-based startup, new muscular dystrophy treatment is a personal mission
Courtney Young helped develop the gene therapy at the heart of a biotech startup, MyoGene Bio , when she was a doctoral candidate at UCLA from 2013 to 2018.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
Doctors reverse jumping vision caused by light deprivation
Gradual exposure to light restored vision to a migraine sufferer who developed miner's nystagmus after an extended period of severe light deprivation, reports a team led by UCL experts.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter
The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK).

Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Fascinating research by two University of Bristol academics features in a new BBC Two wildlife series.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 22.02.2021
Dacher Keltner on the science of awe and psychedelics
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Life Sciences - Health - 22.02.2021
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
TB-causing bacteria remember prior stress, react quickly to new stress Tuberculosis bacteria have evolved to remember stressful encounters and react quickly to future stress, according to a study by

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 19.02.2021
Odd Find Rattles Reader
Readers expect to find tales, not tails, in books. This story is about the latter. A Carnegie Mellon University Libraries patron discovered a bagged, flattened snake in a copy of Brenda Shaughnessy's "The Octopus Museum." Samuel L. Jackson would not be pleased.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 18.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2021
Launch of four European projects to develop avantgarde technologies
Scanning electron microscopy image showing an array of silicon pillars such as those that will create the nanosystem of the StretchBio project Cultius neuronals customitzats, una tècnica que servirà de base per desenvolupar el projecte Neu-ChiP.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Scientists from the INRAE, ALLICE and UNIGE have discovered the genetic causes of the abnormal presence of an additional pair of horns in Bovids. Bovidae sometimes display supernumerary horns. For instance, local breeds of sheep genetically selected by generations of breeders, are known for their multiple horns, a condition referred to as 'polyceraty'.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Extensive remodeling of chromatin after DNA damage
In eukaryotes, histones are often modified and evicted at site of DNA double-strand breaks in order to facilitate end-resection and break repair. Together with the protein analysis facility of the FMI, the Gasser group has quantified massive changes in the chromatin associated proteome in response to DNA damage.
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