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Biology: The remarkable advances in stem cell research

Graham Rowe, Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Derby turns the spotlight on an aspect of biology that concerns the remarkable advances that have been made in stem cell research.
geckos walk on water, gecko acrobatic ability

Study solves mystery of how geckos walk on water

Despite being just a few centimetres long, the gecko is known for its superior acrobatic skills and ability to power through the most challenging terrain: climbing trees, running across ice and walking on water: but how do they do these things?
science of romantic relationships, valentine's day science

Research exposes the science of romantic relationships

Reflecting on Valentine's day, at Open Access Government we push aside the petrol-station flowers and questioning of love lives to discuss recent developments by researchers on the science of romantic relationships.
Genetic improvement

The genetic improvement of cowpea: Develop high-yielding varieties

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals is working on genetic improvement of the important crop cowpea to develop high-yielding varieties with resistance to diseases and pests and to increase its production and consumption, as this article from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) explains.
embryology research, IVF

Genetics: Why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority

Darren K Griffin, Professor of Genetics and Alan R Thornhill Professor of Reproductive Genetics at University of Kent, School of Biosciences lift the lid on why investing in basic embryology research must be a priority.
sun damages skin, ageing in skin

Research reveals sun damages skin of older black people

Premature ageing in the skin of white people caused by repeated exposure to the sun also occurs in black skin - though about 50 years later.
cystic fibrosis, NHS foundation trust

Introducing cystic fibrosis from an expert perspective

Gary Connett from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust introduces the subject of cystic fibrosis (CF) from his expert perspective, on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Alzheimer's brain, Alzheimer's disease research

Scientists reveal largest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain

On the 4th February 2019, a scientific breakthrough for the future of Alzheimer's brain reserach has been published - read on to explore the developments.
biological traces in our brains, national story-telling week

Research finds that stories leave biological traces in our brains

National story-telling week is here in the UK from January 26th to February 2nd, so it is time to look at some of the ongoing scientific research on stories.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits
researcher

Engineer or researcher? Spot the difference!

Julien Scheibert & Alain Le Bot, researchers at CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon share their thoughts on the respective roles of engineers and researchers.
plant science in europe

Improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe

The European Plant Science Organisation discuss improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe plus an example of research in the field.
global food supply

Water for plant growth: The foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services

Professor Robert Aiken, Research Crop Scientist at the Northwest Research – Extension Center and Dr. Ramesh Dhungel, Research Associate at Kansas State University explain why water is required for plant growth, the foundation of the global food supply and ecosystem services.
Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences

The Laboratory of TXNIP Biology and Function in Health and Disease

Dr Lalit Pukhrambam discusses his involvement in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences including his current research
functional metagenomics

Functional metagenomics: Keys to modern biotechnology and new drugs

Professor Wolfgang Streit from the University of Hamburg details how functional metagenomics applies to modern biotechnology, new drugs and much more.
biological traits, species

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de recherche at CNRS explains an aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits.
Marine biology

Marine biology and ecology research at EMBRC: A “Blue Enlightenment” era is dawning

Marine bioresources are growing in importance with the establishment of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) – a unique research infrastructure for excellence in marine biology and ecology research
cleaving proteins

Health research: The challenge of cleaving proteins in the membrane

Regina Fluhrer from the LMU & DZNE in Munich explains an aspect of health research that concerns how proteases embedded in cellular membranes hydrolyse other proteins and the challenges they must overcome.

Rebuilding tissues inside the human body

Scientific progress to grow new tissues outside of the human body led to first market approvals of living tissue-engineered implants The creation of living tissues to replace or repair damaged tissues or organs in the human body has defied clinicians and researchers for centuries. Yet, only by the end of...
long tail knifefish

All about the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus

Graciela A. Unguez and Chiann-Ling C. Yeh from New Mexico State University explain that sarcomere disassembly is a naturally occurring event during tail regeneration in the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus.

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