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Astrophysics

Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

April 28, 2021
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Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics are the first to experimentally measure the mechanism responsible for generating astrophysical magnetic fields.

Oceanic Science

Ocean bacteria release carbon into the atmosphere

April 28, 2021
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Researchers have discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere

Veterinary Science

Dogs can sniff out coronavirus with impressive accuracy

April 28, 2021
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In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy

Regenerative Biology

How chronic stress leads to hair loss

April 28, 2021
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Harvard University researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells

Neurobiology

Isolation alters visual areas of brain in social wasps

April 28, 2021
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A new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps

Biomedical Science

Preventing deaths caused by blood clots

April 20, 2021
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New technology visualises clots forming in flowing blood promises to dramatically improve screening and treatment of stroke, heart attack and coronavirus-induced lung failure

Biomedical Science

Retinal implants for artificial vision

April 20, 2021
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A team of EPFL engineers has developed technology that could partially restore vision in blind people

Biomedical Science

The ‘violent’ processes associated with wheezing

April 20, 2021
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The study results could be used as the basis of a cheaper and faster diagnostic for lung disease that requires just a stethoscope and a microphone

Biotechnology

Genetic treatment extends fruit fly lifespan

April 20, 2021
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Modifying brain cell activity can extend the lifespan of fruit flies while also preventing the damage characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease

Microbiology

Evolution of SARS and COVID-19 Type Viruses

April 20, 2021
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A new study shows how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-1, which caused the 2003 SARS outbreak, are related to each other