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Cell & Microbiology

CRISPR technology shown to dial down gene activity in bacteria

In a series of experiments with laboratory-cultured bacteria, Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that there is a second role for the widely used gene-cutting system CRISPR-Cas9—as a genetic dimmer switch for CRISPR-Cas9 ...

Materials Science

New biomaterials can be fine-tuned for medical applications

Researchers in the UK and the United States have succeeded in 'fine tuning' a new thermoplastic biomaterial to enable both the rate at which it degrades in the body and its mechanical properties to be controlled independently.

Materials Science

Strong M-M' Pauli repulsion leads to repulsive metallophilicity

A research team led by Professor Chi-Ming Che and Dr. Jun Yang, from the Research Division for Chemistry and Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science of the University of Hong Kong, has resolved a long-standing fundamental ...

Ecology

No insect crisis in the Arctic—yet

Climate change is more pronounced in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet, raising concerns about the ability of wildlife to cope with the new conditions. A new study shows that rare insects are declining, suggesting ...

Paleontology & Fossils

Dinosaur-era sea lizard had teeth like a shark

New study identifies a bizarre new species suggesting that giant marine lizards thrived before the asteroid wiped them out 66 million years ago.

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