Biology News

Studies indicate that mercury content in fish is increasing

Researchers at the University of Helsinki warn that a warming climate and intensifying land use are increasing mercury content in fish.

Investigating the mid-ocean twilight zone with underwater robot technology

The development of an underwater robot has enhanced researchers’ knowledge of the immense mid-ocean region dubbed the "twilight zone."

Analysis of neural networks explains why humans cannot fly

An investigation into neural networks has potentially provided an answer for an age-old question, why can't humans fly?

Enhancing the pharmaceutical industry with 3D bioprinter technology

A group of nanoengineers has manufactured a highly efficient 3D bioprinter that will potentially transform the landscape of drug development.

Peatlands and climate change: from threat to cure

Sustainable management of peatlands and mitigating climate change: Waterloo’s Ecohydrology Research Group helps close key knowledge gaps. Peatlands are a valuable but vulnerable natural resource....

Novel material achieves super-resolution with light microscopes

The resolution capacity of ordinary light microscopes has been greatly advanced by the invention of a novel light-shrinking material.

Utilising machine learning to enhance foetal heart defect detection

Researchers have developed a method to double doctor’s accuracy in detecting foetal heart defects in utero using machine learning.

Enhancing nanoscale devices through Mycoplasma mobile analysis

In the first discovery of its kind, scientists have identified the gliding machinery of the bacterium Mycoplasma mobile.

Turning aquaculture waste into biomaterial for tissue repair

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a novel biomaterial made from aquaculture waste that could help in bone repair.

Rubisco enzyme investigation may improve crop yields

A novel investigation into the Rubisco enzyme that is vital in plant photosynthesis may lead to methods that enhance crop yields and growth.

Investigating the behaviour of cable bacteria with CEM

The team at the Center for Electromicrobiology explain how they are directing their research to unravel the functions of cable bacteria.

Mapping remote island wildlife as part of international climate action

As part of a new climate action initiative, researchers will utilise 5G, AI and data science techniques to map wild plants and ancient forests on remote Indonesian islands.


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