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Scientists can switch on plants' response to light

Scientists have figured out how plants respond to light and can flip this genetic switch to encourage food growth. The discovery could help increase food supply for an expanding population with shrinking opportunities for farming.

Oct 6th, 2021

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Protein distancing

Scientists have joined two proteins together by means of a free-standing, rigid link. The structural element holds the two protein molecules together at a defined distance and angle, much the way a barbell handle connects two weights.

Sep 28th, 2021

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AI helps to spot single diseased cells

Researchers developed a novel artificial intelligence algorithm for clinical applications called 'scArches'. It efficiently compares patients' cells with a reference atlas of cells of healthy individuals. This enables physicians to pinpoint cells in disease and prioritize them for personalized treatment in each patient.

Aug 30th, 2021

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Band-aid for internal wounds

Closing wounds in the digestive tract is a challenge. Researchers have now developed a polymer patch for the intestine that can be used to stably bond and seal internal injuries.

Aug 19th, 2021

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