Low pay, job insecurity, bullying and harassment all contribute to academic researchers reporting above-average levels of anxiety and depression. Institutions can improve working environments by looking at best practice elsewhere.
Research will satisfy Africa’s demand for energy — but only if the continent is allowed to invest more in its science and innovation.
The state-of-the-art centre will help to enforce a near-universal ban on certain chemicals and train analysts from around the world.
Regulation aims to reduce facilities’ emissions of climate-altering gases — a goal that could require carbon burial.
Genetic resilience found in a person predisposed to early-onset dementia could potentially lead to new treatments.
Immune genes could play a part in the risk of needing intensive care when infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers worry that certain regions, including Africa, will suffer if global attention moves away from the outbreak.
It pays to be an warm hunter in the cold ocean depths, so the animals shut down oxygen intake to conserve heat.
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Inorganic phosphate is an essential mineral for cellular metabolism and signalling. It emerges that a fruit-fly organelle can store this chemical in the form of phospholipids, releasing it in times of need.
A long-sought photon that is emitted by the nucleus of a thorium isotope has now been observed. The feat is a key step in efforts to build a nuclear clock, a device that is precise enough to probe the Universe’s best-kept secrets.
The processing of messenger RNA during splicing requires the activity of a complex of RNAs and proteins termed the spliceosome. Structural data shed light on previously mysterious aspects of splicing in humans.
A limit on the resolution of optical-microscopy techniques has been broken by using a mixture of tags to label copies of target molecules in a sample, opening the way to better views of molecular organization in cells.
In the earliest stages of mammalian development, individual cells possess the unrestricted potential to form a new organism. Researchers are closing in on the goal of growing these cells in the laboratory.
Muscle loss during chronic disease is a life-threatening condition for which there is no effective treatment. The identification of an underlying molecular mechanism might offer new therapeutic targets.