Biology News

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.

Mangroves endangered by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Marine ecologists from the University of Hong Kong have discovered that mangroves may be at risk by the low functional diversity of invertebrates.

BioRescue moves closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

The BioRescue Project has announced a significant development in stopping the extinction of severely endangered the northern white rhino.

Learning from biology to improve water splitting catalysts

Dr Anna Schenk from the University of Bayreuth discusses the use of biogenic minerals as biomaterials and applications such as water splitting catalysts and fuel cells.

How shark denticles may aid in coral reef conservation

Shark denticles may provide a coral reef conservation effect, inferring that the species may significantly impact ecosystems.

Advancing medical care with 3D-printed tissue scaffolds

UK scientists have developed 3D-printed tissue scaffolds that provide efficient tissue regeneration once implanted and harmlessly biodegrade.


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