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Astronomy

Bright light from early universe 'opens new chapter in astronomy'

November 23, 2022
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An unexpectedly rich array of early galaxies that was largely hidden until now has been observed by researchers using data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

Medical Science

Research suggests restoring wildlife to prevent next pandemic

November 23, 2022
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Habitat loss interacting with severe weather conditions cause a food shortage that drives hungry bats closer to human populations, where they infect intermediary hosts and can infect people.

Chemical Sciences

Researchers develop an alternative method for producing semiconductors

November 23, 2022
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New research offers cheaper and more efficient pathway to semiconductor production using electrodeposition.

Biology

Fungus removes mercury from the soil around plant roots, and from fresh and saltwater

November 23, 2022
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The study could provide an inexpensive and efficient way to protect crops grown in polluted areas and remediate mercury-laden waterways.

Biology

The lifespans of honeybees living in laboratory environments has dropped about 50%

November 23, 2022
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Shorter lifespans for lab-kept honeybees could help explain increased colony losses, lower honey production

Chemical Sciences

Researchers have cracked the chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds

November 23, 2022
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Study reveals how the element contributes to increased cloud cover and depletes molecules in the Earth’s protective ozone layer.

Astronomy

Study finds how does radiation travel through dense plasma

November 23, 2022
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First-of-its-kind experimental evidence defies conventional theories about how plasmas emit or absorb radiation.

Event

India’s first national repository for life science data-‘Indian Biological Data Center’ (IBDC)

November 16, 2022
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IBDC is mandated to archive all life science data generated from publicly funded research in India

Medical Science

Study provides important insights into TB correlates of protection

November 16, 2022
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Researchers identified that certain correlates of protection – inflammation and activation of the immune system were associated with the likelihood of becoming infected.

Microbial Science

Friendly monkeys have friendly microbes

November 16, 2022
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More sociable monkeys have a higher abundance of certain beneficial gut bacteria, and a lower abundance of potentially disease-causing bacteria, new research has found.

Medical Science

Gene-editing therapy shows promise for preventing heart failure

November 16, 2022
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A first-of-its-kind gene-editing therapy for people with a disorder that causes heart failure is safe in the short term and may stop disease progression.

Physics

Spiderweb-like lasers can emit light in controlled colours

November 16, 2022
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Researchers have created a laser system based on a network like a spider’s web, which can be precisely controlled to produce different light colours.

Neuroscience

Scientists identify neurons that restore walking after paralysis

November 16, 2022
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Scientists have identified the type of neuron that is activated and remodelled by spinal cord stimulation, allowing patients to stand up, walk and rebuild their muscles.

Engineering Science

Charging lithium-ion cells at different rates boosts the lifetimes of battery packs for electric vehicles

November 16, 2022
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The secret to long life for rechargeable batteries may lie in an embrace of difference.

Physics

New theory of electron spin to aid quantum devices

November 16, 2022
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Researchers have developed a new theory and numerical calculations to predict spin decoherence in materials with high accuracy.

Chemical Engineering

An 'artificial photosynthesis' system that is 10 times more efficient than existing systems

November 16, 2022
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Study shows an innovative new system for artificial photosynthesis that is more productive than previous artificial systems by an order of magnitude.

Quantum Science

Scientists discover exotic quantum state at room temperature

November 16, 2022
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 This finding opens up a new range of possibilities for the development of efficient quantum technologies, such as spin-based electronics.

Biology

Research reveals how common bacterium may spread from intestine

November 16, 2022
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The finding suggests possible new ways to target these bacterial infections.

Microbial Science

Role of nutrient may reveal dietary target in fight against microbial infections

November 16, 2022
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The findings could reveal an important target for new drugs to tackle numerous infectious diseases in humans.

Chemical Engineering

New discoveries in kagome metals

November 16, 2022
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Study reveals insights into the properties of a recently discovered family of superconductors, with implications for future applications in quantum computing and other technologies.