Oct 05, 2017
279

Synthetic biology creates cellular closet in moss

Moss 2016 : amidst a packed midsession at the annual conference for molecular bryologists, a sample of moss was passed around the...
Jun 10, 2017
216

Residential emissions biggest killer in Nepal

Local and commercial energy use is the biggest source of premature deaths in Nepal. A study used a global atmospheric...
May 02, 2017
611

Why I marched for science

In the early hours of 22 April 2017, I did something unusual. I woke up in the early morning, which...
Apr 06, 2017
508

New drugs show promise against sleeping sickness and Chagas disease

A new research has developed specific, potent drugs against Chagas disease and sleeping sickness. These diseases , caused by Trypanosoma protists,...
Dec 26, 2016
615

High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars

Forget about oil or gas – you should be worrying about the less discussed but far more concerning fact that...
Nov 30, 2016
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Why school biology textbooks need to redraw the plant and animal cell

Does anyone remember what a catalase is? It’s one of the most popular antioxidant enzymes there is. I still remember doing...
Nov 19, 2016
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Why producing antibiotics is a bad investment?

I’m currently in Nepal where anyone – even a six-year-old – can buy antibiotics, and I know that this is...
Sep 23, 2016
744

The guardians of the genome safeguard DNA to increase seed lifespan

New research has identified crucial biological sensors that determine seed longevity and control germination. ATM and ATR proteins sense DNA...
Aug 10, 2016
822

Fatty food and Alzheimer’s disease – what’s the link?

The effects of high-fat food and obesity are reported daily in the media. But despite this, we still love a...
Jul 13, 2016
772

Cutting it off: new method allows easy separation of membrane proteins

Scientists describe an improved, cost-efficient method to isolate membrane proteins, a class of proteins that are the targets of more...