The agreement is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for researchers and funders to use every idea and instrument available to preserve the health of the seas.
Astronomy, like other scientific fields, continues to benefit from working scientists collaborating with amateur colleagues.
Proof-of-concept mouse experiment will have a long road before use in humans is possible.
House Republicans kick off investigation into how the pandemic began, with witnesses who mostly favour a lab origin.
Researchers worry Colombian environment ministry will side with animal-rights activists rather than curb the invasive animals’ spread.
Booming exploration and commercial activity could ruin the quiet environment of the lunar far side.
Multi-year project in Ukraine aims to uncover the health effects of chronic radiation exposure.
Scientists trace the neurons in the throat that detect signs of infection and relay this information to the brain.
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Particles that self-assemble from nanoribbons into bow-tie-shaped structures can be tailored to change the degree of their twist. A search for how best to quantify this twist homes in on a measure of how the bow ties respond to light.
Bacteria that cause meningitis have been found to stimulate nerve fibres in the brain’s meninges to release a neuropeptide molecule that dampens the response of immune cells and aids bacterial invasion of the central nervous system.
An analysis confirms that humid tropical forests recovering from degradation and deforestation absorb substantial amounts of carbon dioxide — but much less than is emitted by the destruction of the original forests.
Dominant mice that are forced to unexpectedly give way to subordinates in a rigged test lose social status and miss opportunities for pleasure. These effects are due to changes in a neuronal circuit that involves the brain’s ‘anti-reward’ centre.
Cellular organelles called mitochondria contain their own DNA and RNA. The molecule fumarate has now been found to trigger the release of these nucleic acids into the cytosol, aberrantly activating inflammation.
Processes that regulate cell death can rid the body of cancer cells. However, some of these cells have ways to thwart such processes, and one such death-defying mechanism has been found to rely on cellular protrusions called blebs.