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Control protein switch

Control protein switch found

Research from Dundee has revealed how a complex protein pivotal in the development of cancer, autoimmune disease and viral infection is activated.

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Levy Walk

Doing the walk of life

For 50 million years, animals have used the same food foraging techniques suggests research from the University of Southampton.

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Joubert Syndrome

Hope for sufferers of rare childhood disease

Scientists as Newcastle University have taken the first step toward treating the rare childhood disease Joubert Syndrome.

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Climatology Svalbard reindeer

Svalbard reindeer numbers on the rise

In an unexpected twist, climate change is having a positive effect on the Norwegian reindeers of Svalbard.

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photosynthesis green energy

Snapshot of photosynthesis reveals process

Femtosecond snapshots of photosynthetic water oxidation have enabled researchers to understand how the process works.

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Stopping the air from turning blue

Stopping the air from turning blue

Concerns are being raised that some biofuel crops may increase the production of a climate...

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Data management – the key to safe fracking?

Over the last few years, rapid technology developments related to fracking...

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A taste for flavour characterisation

Flavour and aroma analysis is important to many industries, from the obvious...

A standard solution for atmospheric science

A standard solution for atmospheric science

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have produced the...

A gap in the clouds web

A gap in the clouds

While much of our climate is well characterised and modelled, there is...

Water purification assay

Fit for purpose?

Almost every laboratory experiment and diagnostic assay relies on using pure...

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Synthetic biology; learning the language of nature

It was, I suppose, inevitable that we would reach this point.

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