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Mineral undergoes self-healing of irradiation damage

Several minerals suffer radioactive self-irradiation and hence experience long-term changes of their properties. The mineral monazite virtually behaves "just alike Camembert cheese in which holes are drilled": Existing radiation damage heals itself....
9-Sep-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Producing leather-like materials from fungi

Leather is used as a durable and flexible material in many aspects of everyday life including furniture and clothing. Leather substitutes derived from fungi are considered to be an ethical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional...
4-Sep-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Autophagy: the beginning of the end

Autophagy, from the Greek for 'self-eating', is an essential process that isolates and recycles cellular components under conditions of stress or when resources are limited. Cargoes such as misfolded proteins or damaged organelles are captured in a...
4-Sep-2020 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Searching for stress-resistant potatoes

Plant Biologist Markus Teige at the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna has received a €5 million grant from the Horizon 2020 EU Program to study mechanisms how potato’s adapt to multiple environmental stresses. He coordinates a...
31-Aug-2020 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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When learning on your own is not enough

We make decisions based on not only our own learning experience, but also learning from others. But with the presence of other people’s choices, how do we learn from them to better inform our own learning? Is social learning processed differently...
20-Aug-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Evolution in real-time: How bacteria adapt to their hosts

Some bacteria become increasingly infectious when they have to move from cell to cell in order to survive. Bacteria that invade animal cells in order to multiply are widespread in nature. Some of these are  pathogens of humans and animals. In the...
18-Aug-2020 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Between shark and ray: The evolutionary advantage of the sea angels

Angel sharks are sharks, but with their peculiarly flat body they rather resemble rays. An international research team led by Faviel A. López-Romero and Jürgen Kriwet of the Institute of Palaeontology has now investigated the origin of this body...
4-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Towards improved wound healing – Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide

Milestone for therapeutic development of peptides against gastrointestinal disordersThe fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders such as Crohn’s disease....
7-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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