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New corals discovered in deep-sea study of the Great Barrier Reef

Using the Falkor research vessel, scientists have explored the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef and found five new species of black corals and sponges.
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New blood test could improve detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test shows promise in detecting Alzheimer’s as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to researchers.
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July 2020 North America Analysis

The July 2020 edition of North America Analysis covers a range of policy topics from the region, including comment from the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock about the importance of anticipatory action when it comes to humanitarian affairs.
cattle production, meat

Improving cattle production by counting chromosomes

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Drs Beckky O’Connor, Giuseppe Silvestri and Lucas Kiazim, the University of Kent, discuss new innovations that are changing the cattle industry.

Machine learning will help to grow artificial organs

Researchers in Moscow and America have discovered how to use machine learning to grow artificial organs, especially to tackle blindness.
glowing bacteria, drug

Glowing bacteria to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Researchers say that the use of drugs to create glowing bacteria could decrease the need for prescribing antibiotics.
biochemistry

How does research in biochemistry fit into the wider goals of the NIH?

Open Access Government looks into the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)’s Biochemistry and Bio-related Chemistry Branch, and its current research areas and priorities.
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Targeted policy support for emerging biomedical innovations

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the University of Oxford, illustrates the importance of emerging biomedical innovations in the UK.
sustainable food supply

High voltage agriculture creates sustainable food supply

Professor Koichi Takaki discusses how combining electricity and biology could create a sustainable food supply.
bio-decontamination, COVID-19

Bioquell’s rapid bio-decontamination service (RBDS) is effective against COVID-19

Director of Product Management at Bioquell, Guy Turner, explains how RBDS uses Bioquell’s 35% hydrogen peroxide vapour solution to eliminate pathogens, thus providing a 6-log sporicidal kill and eliminating all traces of COVID-19.
endocrine disruption, retinoids

Vitamin A joins endocrine disruption

Here, Alberto Mantovani discusses how Vitamin A joins endocrine disruption, an increasingly crucial issue.
conservation efforts, chromosome

Conservation efforts and genomics: Not all genomes are created equal

Professors Darren Griffin and Mike Bruford (Universities of Kent and Cardiff) discuss what is meant by a “whole genome sequence” and how it is revolutionising conservation efforts.
air pollution and brain health, pollutants

Air pollution and brain health

Here, Professor Pamela J. Lein and Professor Anthony S. Wexler of Neurotoxicology discuss the crucial issue of air pollution and brain health.
Endocrine disruptors project, COVID-19

Contaminants and infections: A link to explore

Here, Alberto Mantovani of the Endocrine Disruptors Project here discusses what there is to learn from the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
oral health

The NIDCR: Advancing America’s oral health through research and innovation

Here, Megan Warrender looks into the strides being made by the NIDCR to support dental research and innovation, and, in particular, how current initiatives feed into long term plans for dental, oral and craniofacial health and disease in the U.S.
treat COVID-19, drug

Existing drugs should be used to treat COVID-19 instead of vaccine

Researchers say we should repurpose existing drugs, which would be faster than waiting for a "magic bullet" vaccine to treat COVID-19.
The Biology of Love, kinsey institute

The Biology of Love

Here, Dr Sue Carter brings us a collection of observations from the Kinsey Institute, to illustrate the biology of Love.
early stages of COVID-19, ACE2

Researchers test drug that stops early stages of COVID-19

Dr. Josef Penninger led an international team from the University of British Columbia to pioneer a trial drug that could stop infection in the early stages of COVID-19.
traumatic memories, environmental light

PTSD: Can traumatic memories ever be re-written?

Researchers found that environmental light shown to affect retention of traumatic memories in flies, suggesting a real possibility of change for trauma survivors.
Potato late blight in Europe

Potato late blight in Europe

Didier Andrivon delves into the disease that once killed 1.5 million individuals in Ireland: Potato late blight, also known as Phytophthora Infestans.

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