Ebola virus immune system

Fast-tracked Ebola vaccine to enter trials

A potential vaccine against the Zaire species of Ebola, which has currently claimed 1,550 lives in West Africa, is to be tested on healthy patients in the UK and US.

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Alzheimers epigenetics

Epigenetic changes play role in Alzheimer’s

Researchers say they have amassed some of the strongest evidence yet to show that epigenetic changes have a role to play in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Asteroid gravity vanderwaals

Van der Waals prevents asteroid spinning apart

A near-Earth asteroid rotates so quickly that it defies gravity and is held together by van der Waals cohesive forces, a phenomenon never before seen on an asteroid.

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Ancient shellfish provide clues to El Niño history

New insight into the El Niño Southern Oscillation has been provided by 25-foot piles of ancient shellfish remains.

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Self-Folding Robots electronics

Self-assembly robots that walk away

A combination of origami and electronic engineering has led to the development of a robot that simply folds itself up and walks away.

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Finding the needle

Bob Newport, Professor of Materials Physics at the University of Kent, has nominated the work of...


The longest microfluidic device in the world?

A new generation of miniaturised microfluidic devices is set to make...


The chemistry of conservation

We find out why chemistry is vital in preserving whale skeletons at the...

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How to be adaptable

Adrian Gainer explains what it takes to build the perfect adaptable laboratory

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Right/wrong: The blurred lines of ethical publishing

The pressure to publish and the power struggle of paper authorships are very...

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Curbing our animal instinct: How 3R technology is aiming at superiority

From stem cells to human-on-a-chip devices, opportunities for applying the...

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Combating chemical warfare

 A year ago the world stood open mouthed as reports came in on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Damascus. For the first time since the Iran-Iraq war began in 1980, chemistry its self was once again the ammunition.

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