Biology News

Aquatic ecosystem services: From concept to economic valuation

The University of Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Resources Economics Research Group detail how vital it is to optimise our aquatic ecosystem services, ensuring...

Going beyond fossil fuels: converting biomass and solid waste into fuels

Biofuels and other biochemicals based on lignocellulosic biomass and municipal solid waste are part of the solution of the future.

Groundbreaking technique boosts artificial photosynthesis

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have developed a technique to boost artificial photosynthesis, thus enabling greater energy generation.

Transforming food production with VTT’s cellular agriculture solutions

VTT is transforming the future of food production with novel cellular agriculture solutions that are more local, ethical, and sustainable. What if coffee could be...

Exploring the impacts of nutrient legacies on cultural eutrophication

Professor Phillippe Van Cappellen and Stephanie Slowinski from the Ecohydrology Research Group, University of Waterloo, discuss how nutrient legacies affect cultural eutrophication, a process...

STFC: Ensuring and supporting the future of UK innovation in science

Professor Mark Thomson, the Executive Chair of the STFC, discusses how the organisation is supporting UK innovation in science.

Protecting crops from insects with innovative compound solution

Researchers have developed a novel compound solution – based on the odours released by predator insects – to repel herbivorous insects and protect crops.

Reshaping the landscape of 3D bioprinting replacement soft body tissues

Professor Alan Smith discusses a method of using gel particles as a suspending media for 3D bioprinting replacement soft body tissues.

CRISPR technology achieves DNA repair in Space for the first time

A team including four students and astronauts onboard the International Space Station has successfully conducted DNA repair in space.

Detection of cellular-level process behind crop-killing bacteria

A group of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has discovered a key process through which dangerous crop-killing bacteria can infect plants.

Groundbreaking discovery of protein that can bend a cell’s cytoskeleton 

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered a protein that bends the cytoskeleton of cells, twisting them into novel shapes. 

The Burmann Lab: Exploring the Tudor domain in unprecedented detail

Dr Björn M. Burmann describes how his group are elucidating how altered protein dynamics contribute to the functional repertoire.


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