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Hidden magma tracked

Hidden magma tracked

Despite being hidden deep underground, magma has an incredibly strong influence not only on the planet but on its inhabitants too. But our understanding of the natural force is limited to its behaviour close to the surface; we have not been able to track the movements of magma at such great…

Cell division ‘master key’ protein structure revealed

Protein structure revealed

One of the most important proteins found in nature has been mapped by scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research.

Malaria research close to understanding parasite lifecycle

Parasitology Rita Tewari

A Nottingham researcher who had malaria seven times as a child is close to understanding the life-cycle of the parasite which causes the disease. Dr Rita Tewari has studied the roles of 30 protein phosphatases and 72 kinases as the malaria parasite develops in the body and then in the mosquito…

Self-assembling nanoparticle could aid cancer diagnosis

Nanotechnology cancer diagnosis

A new self-assembling nanoparticle which targets cancerous tumours could boost the effectiveness of MRI scanning to help doctors diagnose the disease earlier.

Control protein switch found

Control protein switch

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

Doing the walk of life

Levy Walk

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

Hope for sufferers of rare childhood disease

Joubert Syndrome

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

Svalbard reindeer numbers on the rise

Climatology Svalbard reindeer

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

Snapshot of photosynthesis reveals process

photosynthesis green energy

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

Glacial microbes affect albedo

Stefanie Lutz (centre) and Professor Liane G. Benning (left) collecting a biofilm sample on the Mittivakkat Glacier in Greenland. Credit: Stefanie Lutz, Professor Liane G. Benning and Dr Alexandre Anesio

Microbes drastically reduce the surface reflectivity of glaciers and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight reflected into space suggests the first ecological study of an entire glacier.

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