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New method reveals where DNA is at risk in the cell

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new sequencing method that makes it possible to map how DNA is spatially organised in the cell nucleus - revealing which genomic regions are at higher risk of mutation and…

The first 3D map of the heart’s neurons

An interdisciplinary research team establishes a new technological pipeline to build a 3D map of the neurons in the heart, revealing foundational insight into their role in heart attacks and other cardiac conditions PHILADELPHIA - The…

A return to the wild for better immune health

Credit: Jacob Mills A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked…

Breaking down stubborn cellulose in time lapse

Analyses of TU Graz prove the efficient operation of the cellulose degrading biological nanomachine cellulosome. This can provide new perspectives for applications in industrial biorefineries.Credit: © Lunghammer - TU Graz The…

Bricks made from plastic, organic waste

New binding solution targets construction usesCredit: Flinders University Revolutionary 'green' types of bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibres or sand with the help of a remarkable new…

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine…

How a male fly knows when to make a move on a mate

Male fruit flies dial their scent sensitivity up or down to court when conditions are right for mating -- research that could point to new ways to treat sensory processing disorders in humans. DURHAM, N.C. -- Much like people, fruit flies…