Sep 23, 2016
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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
924

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 29, 2016
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Silent killers: Zellweger syndrome and related diseases, a group of rare genetic disorders

Abraham Lincoln and King George III are just two of many people who achieved great things despite living with genetic disorders . Fortunately for...
Jul 19, 2016
790

Outsourcing in science: 21st century collaboration

As a scientist, I spend a lot of my time optimising a technique that has been perfected by many others....
Jul 14, 2016
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Be in the know: knowing when to say “I don’t know”

The recent Brexit vote demonstrates the power of communication and the effect of disseminating misinformation. Sending an effective, accurate message...
Jul 13, 2016
869

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...
Jun 28, 2016
748

Interstellar greenhouses: how a single molecule could be key to growing plants in microgravity

In the film The Martian, Matt Damon’s character survives being stranded on another planet by growing potatoes in his own...
Jun 21, 2016
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Pinpointing the location of a new class of plant proteins

A study has mapped the cellular location of newly discovered proteins at the heart of protein transport networks required for...
May 29, 2016
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How plants conquered the land

Research at the University of Leeds has identified a key gene that assisted the transition of plants from water to...
May 29, 2016
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Unravelling the secret of antibiotic resistance

Scientists from the University of Leeds have solved a 25-year-old question about how a family of proteins allow bacteria to...