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Peptides to the rescue of batteries

Scientists have discovered that peptides can potentially be used to improve the performance of batteries.

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"Every industry now benefits from automation and science is no exception."

Artificial intelligence speeds up drug discovery

An artificially intelligent robot can automatically discover new drugs, improving the cost and speeding up the process.

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"Finding treatments for respiratory disease is a clear area of unmet need"

‘Call for Targets’ of respiratory diseases

MRC Technology has announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutics for the treatment of respiratory diseases.

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Violent origins for meteorites

A new study shows that meteorites are formed from hot material that gets ejected in space when two planetary bodies collide.   

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Oceans predict extreme winters

Scientists have found that oceans preserve important information about the atmospheric conditions which may help predict extreme winters across Europe.

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The difficulties of defining ‘moderate’ drinking

Last year, national newspapers ran a story suggesting that drinking a bottle of wine a day isn’t...

Cell Biology

The big squeeze

The physical properties of proteins, so vital for cellular function, are...

The ethical scrutiny of mitochondrial transfer started well before the technique was ready for use

After the vote was over, after the count was done….

Dr Geoff Watts, who chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party...

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A standard offering

 It is all too easy to take for granted the systems and protocols behind the...

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Seeing it all

Viral evolution, molecular rulers and Neolithic wall paintings­ – when it...

Special Report

Deepening mystery of disappearing microscope

In 1981 a lost treasure-trove of seventeenth-century specimens was unearthed...

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Are we making money from Ebola?

Marketing buzz-words are, sadly, a staple of modern life. And it’s a staple that is often served up in the world of scientific equipment.

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