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Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Added: 12 Apr 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have trans…

Expansion microscopy: Imaging biological samples at nanoscale using an ordinary light microscope

Added: 9 Apr 2021

Using an ordinary light microscope, MIT engineers have devised a technique for imaging biological s…

Advancing our understanding of life's design rules: seven genes tame simple synthetic cell division

Added: 6 Apr 2021

Recent results in cellular engineering bring us one step closer to understanding the fundamental de…

Meta analysis confirms comorbidity increases risk for COVID patients

Added: 31 Mar 2021

New research shows how comorbidities increase risks for COVID patients following a review of more t…

Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Climate change mitigation is forever a balancing act. Environmental experts are beginning to unveil…

Machine learning plus vital signs provides objective patient pain levels

Added: 18 Mar 2021

Describing pain from zero to ten is currently as good as it gets on the hospital floor when it come…

Tracking mosquito flight patterns in 3D using digital holography and mathematics

Added: 12 Mar 2021

Researchers have been asked to use large field-of-view digital holography to accurately apply 3D tr…

Bringing DNA sequencing to the frontlines in the fight against anti-microbial resistance

Added: 10 Mar 2021

The future may see DNA sequencing as a routine bacterial diagnostic technique in hospitals and clin…

Crowd research recovers biodiversity as 17 previously lost plant species are rehabilitated

Added: 9 Mar 2021

Imagine rediscovering not one, but seventeen species that had been designated as extinct? A well or…

Towards 'Zero Leprosy' - model shows 40 million people need preventive treatment

Added: 5 Mar 2021

As the world considers strategies towards 'Zero COVID', research specialists also continue to work …

Ultra-high definition predictive brain tool to guide surgery in drug-resistant epilepsy patients

Added: 25 Feb 2021

A third of epilepsy cases are drug resistant and removal of the area of the brain where seizures em…

UK gov to launch Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA)

Added: 23 Feb 2021

As part of its plans to cement the UK’s position as a global science superpower and build back bett…

UK's Global Talent Visa supports mobility of scientists and researchers

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Are you a researcher or a scientist seeking a fast route into the UK post Brexit? There's still tim…

Mapping neural dynamics: Making sense of mass neuron-generated data

Added: 19 Feb 2021

How do animals process information and adapt to environmental change? New research applies AI drive…

Unveiling the twist in cell-to-cell signal transport using cryogenic electron microscopy

Added: 18 Feb 2021

It seems chemical signals move through cells in a similarly controlled fashion to shoppers moving t…

Scent detection dogs can smell COVID-19

Added: 12 Feb 2021

A promising approach using cleverly trained pooches might bring big, public events back into play! …

Robotic system outSTRIPs all previous COVID testing systems

Added: 9 Feb 2021

A live laboratory setup in the Netherlands demonstrates that five robots could accurately process a…

Droplet formation at the nanoscale

Added: 4 Feb 2021

It is surprising to find such everyday physics in the nanoscale world of molecular biology, but whe…

Cell shape influences antibiotic resistance

Added: 3 Feb 2021

A broad, curvy shape has a lower surface-to-volume ratio and is less susceptible to surface invasio…

Robotic exoskeleton training expands options for stroke rehabilitation

Added: 2 Feb 2021

It must be hard enough to recover from an acute stroke, but many find the physical taxation of reha…