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Ecology

Ocean water samples yield treasure trove of RNA virus data

April 13, 2022
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Researchers have identified 5,500 new RNA virus species that represent all five known RNA virus phyla and suggest there are at least five new RNA virus phyla needed to capture them.

Chemical Engineering

Treated plastic waste good at grabbing carbon dioxide

April 13, 2022
The Scitech

Newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry.

Neuroscience

Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment

April 13, 2022
The Scitech

The study presents evidence that adults can replenish at least some of what they’ve lost by generating new brain cells, and that this process is dramatically altered in patients with long-term epilepsy.

Neuroscience

Genetic variants that speed up and slow down brain aging

April 13, 2022
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Study findings could provide new drug targets to resist developmental delays, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain disorders

Engineering Science

Engineers describe how fluid suspensions exhibit different behaviors at different scales

April 13, 2022
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The research highlights the limit of approximations and have many potential applications in industrial settings.

Microbiology

In soil, death doesn’t stop the spread of antibiotic resistance

April 13, 2022
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Researchers show that live soil bacteria can readily obtain genes for antimicrobial resistance from dead bacteria

Engineering Science

Molecular properties of lung surfactants

April 13, 2022
The Scitech

The study findings could lead to better treatments for respiratory illnesses

Neuroscience

Research suggests the brain processes smell both like a painting and a symphony

April 13, 2022
The Scitech

The findings reveal a core principle of the nervous system, flexibility in the kinds of calculations the brain makes to represent aspects of the sensory world.

Astronomy

Scientists discover faint galaxy in our local universe

April 6, 2022
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The faint but star-forming galaxy, around 136 million light-years away which was so far undetected since it lies in front of a much brighter galaxy

Event

The India UK science and innovation policy dialogue

April 6, 2022
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Discussed the priorities of future India-UK collaborations with focus on strengthening the startup ecosystem, net-zero economy etc.

Food/Nutrition

Ubiquitous nutrients suppress appetite and promote movement

April 6, 2022
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New research provides insight into the neural mechanism that controls this behaviour.

Engineering Science

Engineers enable simple cameras to see in 3D

April 6, 2022
The Scitech

Researchers devised a high-frequency, low-power, compact optical device that allows virtually any digital camera to perceive depth.

Bioengineering

Fighting cancer with sound-controlled bacteria

April 6, 2022
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New study reveals that genetically engineered, sound-controlled bacteria that seek and destroy cancer cells

Neuroscience

Decoding movement and speech from the brain of a tetraplegic person

April 6, 2022
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New study has identified a region of the brain indicating a promising candidate region for the implantation of more efficient BMIs

Physics

New possibilities in hybrid atomic quantum computers

April 6, 2022
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New technique allows researchers to measure a single atom without disturbing its neighbours

Biotechnology

Key protein facilitates regeneration of liver blood vessels

April 6, 2022
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The discovery could lead to engineered replacement hepatic tissue to treat common liver diseases.

Engineering Science

Orb-weaver spider uses web to capture sounds

April 6, 2022
The Scitech

The findings have implications for designing bio-inspired extremely sensitive microphones for use in hearing aids and cell phones.

Biotechnology

Checkpoints enable precision in cells’ molecule intake

April 6, 2022
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New research findings opening the door to potential treatments for several diseases.

Microbiology

Researchers discover new mechanisms how bacteria swim

April 6, 2022
The Scitech

Researchers have visualized a unique ring structure that stabilizes the motor of the flagellum and enhances bacterial movement

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic key unlocks a hidden biology treasure chest

April 6, 2022
The Scitech

Scientists have developed a new synthetic biology technology that acts as a sort of universal translator that can track previously unexplored genes and individual metabolic events