Beetroot peptide as potential drug candidate for treating diseases

Medical researchers isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot. The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the...

Molecular compass for cell orientation

Plants have veins that transport nutrients through their body. These veins are highly organized. The hormone auxin travels directionally from cell-to-cell and provides cells...

Shining a (UV) light on the glow-in-the-dark platypus

The fur of the platypus - an Australian species threatened with extinction - glows green under ultraviolet light, a new study finds. This is...

SARS-CoV-2 outbreak investigation in meat processing plant suggests aerosol transmission in confined

The importance of maintaining high quality air flow to restrict transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in confined workspaces has been strongly indicated by the investigation of...

Exposure to air pollution increases COVID-19 deaths by 15 percent worldwide, study estimates

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19, and now a new study has estimated the...

Common liverwort study has implications for crop manipulation

A new study on genetic pathways in the common liverwort could have future implications for crop manipulation.

Plants communicate at a molecular level

Biologists have discovered how tomato plants identify Cuscuta as a parasite. The plant has a protein in its cell walls that is identified as...

Management of a popular game fish, the smallmouth bass

For recreational fishing enthusiasts, the thrill of snagging their next catch comes with discovering what's hooked on the end of the line. In many...

Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin

Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem and social services. At the same time, trees can be a source of inconveniences....

Marine protected area urged for Antarctica Peninsula

Species on the Antarctic Peninsula are threatened by climate change and human activities including commercial fishing, tourism, and research infrastructure.

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