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3D-printed hydrogels with improved tunable properties

Added: 14 May 2021

The design of 3D-printable seaweed hydrogels that use multiple interpenetrating networks to enable …

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…

Replacing plastics in fibre-based packaging for full recycling

Added: 10 May 2021

New research highlights biodigestible barrier polymers to replace plastics and non-repulpable lamin…

Learning on the fly: Computer model links insect and mammalian learning

Added: 7 May 2021

Even the humble fruit fly craves a dose of the happy hormone, according to a new study from the Uni…

Texas CRISPR gene editing opens new battlefront against Duchenne MD

Added: 7 May 2021

Thirty five years ago the human gene that causes Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was discovered. …

Trust-based not-for-profit biobank platform will offer left-over biosamples to biotech and Pharma researchers

Added: 28 Apr 2021

Left-over clinical material like blood samples and excised tissue may be medical waste, but it can …

Declining work-life balance for scientific researchers, survey finds

Added: 27 Apr 2021

Reseachers are generally known for their dedication and the percieved norm is that many work for pa…

Pre-programmed degradation makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Added: 22 Apr 2021

By embedding polymer-eating enzymes in plastic, researchers have found a way to make previously tri…

Designing healthy diets with mathematical modelling and computer analysis

Added: 22 Apr 2021

When it comes to diets, no one size fits all. Now, researchers have demonstrated a the ability to a…

The Hunger Games: Uncovering the secret of the hunger switch in the brain

Added: 21 Apr 2021

Ever stood at your refridgerator staring into it and wishing you could switch off the hunger pangs …

Visualising the light-bending dance of binary black holes using NASA's Discover supercomputer

Added: 20 Apr 2021

Try to imagine and describe a black hole. A big one! Now try to imagine a second supermassive black…

Innovation roadmap to improve smartphone apps for point-of-care diagnosis and treatment guidance

Added: 19 Apr 2021

A new review paper looks at advanced research in smartphone-based imaging systems for healthcare. T…

Online airborne fluid modelling tool may help laboratories implement effective COVID health and safety precautions

Added: 14 Apr 2021

A new research project aims to develop an online tool to predict the spread of airborne fluid dropl…

Articulating the earliest true opposed thumb in Earth's history; Monkeydactyl

Added: 13 Apr 2021

The application of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning has enabled digital modelling and …

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…

Recycled graphene from tyres can make more environmentally friendly concrete

Added: 8 Apr 2021

This could be where the rubber truly hits the road. Rice University scientists have optimised a pro…

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…

Research points to a green energy system sooner than we'd hoped!

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovoltaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into t…

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…