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Biotechnology

New mechanism of cancer formation

March 8, 2021
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A previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more effective treatment

Biotechnology

Probiotic coffee and tea drinks

March 8, 2021
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NUS researchers have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics

Material Science

Novel film that keeps us dry and cool

March 8, 2021
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A novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise

Planetary Science

Study helps unlock secrets of star formation

March 8, 2021
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A new study using computer power to map the so-called "sonic scale", shows the key role turbulence plays in star formation.   

Psychology

Citizens versus the internet

March 8, 2021
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How psychological science can confront digital challenges

Neuroscience

How blind people can have visual hallucinations

March 4, 2021
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Visual hallucinations in people who have lost their sight can stem from spontaneous activity in the brain’s visual centres

Neuroscience

Learning boosts happiness more than rewards do

March 4, 2021
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How we learn about our world may be more important for how we feel than the rewards we actually receive, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Biomedical Science

Scientists build whole functioning thymus from human cells

March 4, 2021
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Researchers at UCL and the Francis Crick Institute have rebuilt a human thymus, an essential organ in the immune system, using human stem cells and a bioengineered scaffold.

Microbiology

‘Trojan horse’ bacteria could help defeat antibiotic-resistant infections

March 4, 2021
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Engineered strains of bacteria that displace antibiotic-resistant strains could tackle hard-to-treat infections.

Nanotechnology

NTU Singapore scientists develop oral insulin nanoparticles that could one day be an alternative to injections

March 4, 2021
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In a pre-clinical study, the team fed insulin-containing nanoparticles to rats and found that insulin increased in their blood minutes later