Visualizing the anti-inflammatory cannabinoid Type-2 receptor
Medicinal chemists describe how small molecule probes allow for the detection of CB2R, and thereby enable the discovery of novel anti-inflammatory treatments.
RR-TB treatments, testing bedaquiline and injectable kanamycin
Here, Professor Andre Nunn from Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, explores tuberculosis with a focus on RR-TB treatments (rifampicin-resistant) and their drug combinations.
Biodiversity COP15 – A stepping stone towards effective access and benefit sharing
Here, Dominic Muyldermans and Markus Wyss explore the opportunities and challenges on the journey towards effective access and benefit sharing across the globe.
PopART: Universal testing and treatment to stop HIV spread
Here, Professor of Epidemiology & International Health Richard Hayes explores and details the PopART study and other trials of Universal Testing and Treatment, a promising strategy to reduce HIV spread.
Weathering the storm: Exploring flooding in agriculture
Christine Sprunger, the Assistant Professor of Soil Health at Michigan State University, aims to understand how the flooding in agriculture has increased with climate change and how farmers can better adapt.
The idea of self-organisation in biology and its critics
Using the example of Alan Turing’s paper on morphogenesis, Ute Deichmann at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explores self-organisation in biology.
Sustainable plant & crop production systems in Europe
Professor Laura Grenville-Briggs shares her stance on working together to counter the threat of oomycete diseases, focussing on trans-sectoral approaches to support sustainable plant...
Understanding amyloid beta and Alzheimer’s disease: the key to helping AD patients
Efforts to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) by targeting Amyloid beta (Aβ) assemblies should be continued, but the strategies should be altered dramatically.
Discussing early innovation software by example of the PERPL software
Dr Joanna Leng, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK, presents a project from the fellowship, on the PERPL (pattern extraction from relative positions of localisations) software which analyses super-resolution light microscopy (SRLM) data.
Driving industrial biomanufacturing with evolution
Why do giraffes have long necks? At the University of Sheffield, Prof. Tuck Seng Wong applies Darwinian intrinsic research to the realm of industrial biomanufacturing.
Rapid measurement tools or fast identification of bioaerosols
Why is rapid measurement tools or fast identification of bioaerosols important and what are the challenges and opportunities?
Microbial farming for habitat recovery in the Taiwanese mountains
Professor Tzen-Yuh Chiang’s team looks toward microbial farming in the mountains slopes of South Taiwan to aid habitat recovery, as low-land slopes have been affected by climate change.
Cool Esthesia airway hygiene: Stop stuffiness, cough and clear phlegm
Cryosim is a molecule that produces sensations of coolness but does not affect tissue temperatures. It can be delivered as a liquid to the surfaces of the nasal cavity and throat with an immediate cooling effect.
Challenges bringing CB₂R medicine to bedside
Drug hunters explain how to overcome pitfalls on the way to CB2R medicine and therapeutics.
Microbes on a chip: How microfluidics can help us better understand and engineer electroactive...
Electroactive microbes exchange electrons with their environment for survival.
All fibers are not created equal: The microbiome, postbiotics, and pet health
The gastrointestinal microbiome comprises trillions of bacteria, and is a vitally important organ with wide ranging effects on pet health.
Assessing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in urban, rural, and minority-owned agriculture in the...
As the global community aims to feed the 8 billion people on the planet, assessing PFAS substances in urban and rural agriculture becomes an important component of the mission.
Creating an environment that supports and protects breastfeeding
The Centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation (LIFT) at Swansea University seeks to better support families in feeding their baby.
The next green revolution of organic rice
Professor Apichart Vanavichit, PhD, Rice Genomic Breeding Expert at Rice Science Center, heralds the next green revolution of organic rice.
Understanding Hydra Regeneration
Here, Charisios Tsiairis from Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research explores Hydra Regeneration and the genetic programs that make it possible.
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