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Experiment demonstrates improvement in particle beams from plasma-based accelerators... [Read More]
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World Heritage Committee ignores UNESCO recommendation, gives Australia time to produce new report on reef's status... [Read More]
I last wrote about Deepmind's efforts to predict protein folding and structure here, with their AlphaFold software. AlphaFold really performed very strongly in the 2020... [Read More]
Predictive understanding for how a particular amino acid sequence encodes enzymatic function is a grand challenge in molecular biology, with profound impacts in fields ranging... [Read More]
Transport electrification is a key element of decarbonization strategies; thus, the design, production, manufacture, use, and disposal of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are taking center stage.... [Read More]
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Rational mutagenesis is a common approach to investigating or engineering enzyme function in vitro, but the ease with which one can manipulate protein sequences belies... [Read More]
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The meninges comprise three membranes that surround and protect the central nervous system (CNS). Recent studies have noted the existence of myeloid cells resident there,... [Read More]
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As a mouse runs forward across the forest floor, the scenery that it passes flows backwards. Ge et al. show that the developing mouse retina... [Read More]
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Every day on my way to lab, I pass a bulletin board tacked with 4-by-6 photos of a petite brunette with twinkling eyes and a... [Read More]
It is by now well accepted that humans are not the only animal to have complex culture, and we have also found that ecological novelty... [Read More]
Maternal Immunology The normal maternal immune system adapts to pregnancy by learning to tolerate both allogeneic paternal and pregnancy-associated antigens expressed by the fetus and... [Read More]
Physiology Albumin is a common soluble protein with many physiological roles, including hormone transport, antioxidant activity, and regulation of cellular pressure and intracellular pH. Zhao... [Read More]
Graphene Transfer Graphene grown on metal surfaces by chemical vapor deposition is usually transferred to other substrates for device applications. Dry transfer can be achieved... [Read More]
Scientific Workforce Past diversity training initiatives have not yet led to equity in the STEM field. Camacho et al. propose a new tool to help... [Read More]
Materials Science Although lightweight polymeric foams work well for thermal insulation, they tend to be flammable and do not bond well with most fire-retardant coatings.... [Read More]
Cancer Oncolytic viruses can selectively infect cancer cells to stimulate cell death and antiviral and antitumor immune responses. Fares et al. report a phase 1... [Read More]
In the Brazilian Amazon, illegal deforestation increased by 37.5% between 2016 and 2020 ([ 1 ][1]). Since 2019, 50% of annual forest destruction has occurred... [Read More]
We applaud the call for mycologists and decision-makers to seize the opportunity to include macrofungi in the post-2020 global biodiversity targets ("Include macrofungi in biodiversity... [Read More]
Ei-ichi Negishi, a groundbreaking chemist in the field of organometallic chemistry directed toward organic syntheses, died on 6 June at the age of 85. Negishi... [Read More]
The highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infects the respiratory tract and is transmitted, in part, by respiratory droplets and aerosols. Consequently,... [Read More]
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