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Materials research says yes to wood

Scientists develop green alternatives to fossil raw materials. Bio-based materials are expected to reduce pollution and drive the shift to a more sustainable economy.

May 10th, 2021

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Bioactive paper coatings to replace plastic for packaging foods

Researchers have developed an eco-friendly coating for paper packaging. With this, not only is plastic saved, but the coating of plant-based proteins and waxes also extends the shelf life of the food. After use, the packaging can be placed in the waste paper recycling bin for disposal.

May 3rd, 2021

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New synthetic biology research manipulates micro-compartments in cells

In a new study, researchers controlled protein assembly and built these micro-compartments into different shapes and sizes, including long tubes and polyhedrons. Because this work illuminates how biological units, such as viruses and organelles, develop, it also could inform new ways to design medicine, synthetic cells and nano-reactors that are essential for nanotechnology.

Apr 28th, 2021

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CRISPR discovery paves the way for novel COVID testing method (w/video)

Am I infected with SARS-CoV-2? Is it one of the dangerous variants? Being able to answer these questions with a single diagnostic test can be decisive for gauging the spread of disease and selecting the right therapy. Researchers tackle this challenge with a new CRISPR discovery they translated into a diagnostic platform.

Apr 27th, 2021

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Stem cells embedded into eyes to cure glaucoma

Researchers present a study that proves stem cells ability to cure glaucoma. It is the world's first successful attempt to grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells in laboratory settings. It establishes a path for further cell therapy development, growing and transplanting other organs and parts of them.

Apr 19th, 2021

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