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Wheat flour to be fortified with folic acid in the UK

HIV and AIDS - пн, 2018-10-15 13:22
Folic acid helps prevent birth defects but is most effective taken around the time of conception. Adding it to wheat could benefit unplanned pregnancies
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Wheat flour to be fortified with folic acid in the UK

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пн, 2018-10-15 13:22
Folic acid helps prevent birth defects but is most effective taken around the time of conception. Adding it to wheat could benefit unplanned pregnancies
Категории: Science and society

Mysterious cosmic radio signal spotted unusually close to Earth

Genetics - пн, 2018-10-15 13:13
The first fast radio burst to be detected in a nearby galaxy may provide clues about what – or who – is able to transmit these strange, powerful signals
Категории: Biology

Mysterious cosmic radio signal spotted unusually close to Earth

HIV and AIDS - пн, 2018-10-15 13:13
The first fast radio burst to be detected in a nearby galaxy may provide clues about what – or who – is able to transmit these strange, powerful signals
Категории: Healthcare, Science and society

Mysterious cosmic radio signal spotted unusually close to Earth

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пн, 2018-10-15 13:13
The first fast radio burst to be detected in a nearby galaxy may provide clues about what – or who – is able to transmit these strange, powerful signals
Категории: Science and society

Inside the prison experiment that claimed to show the roots of evil

Genetics - пн, 2018-10-15 13:00
The Stanford prison experiment was the classic demonstration of how power can bring out the worst in us. But now it seems it was more about showbiz than science
Категории: Biology

Inside the prison experiment that claimed to show the roots of evil

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пн, 2018-10-15 13:00
The Stanford prison experiment was the classic demonstration of how power can bring out the worst in us. But now it seems it was more about showbiz than science
Категории: Science and society

Traces of mystery ancient humans found lurking in our genomes

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пн, 2018-10-15 11:30
Prehistoric humans were sexual adventurers, mating with Neanderthals and Denisovans, but DNA studies reveal dalliances with populations we never knew existed
Категории: Science and society

Traces of mystery ancient humans found lurking in our genomes

Genetics - пн, 2018-10-15 11:30
Prehistoric humans were sexual adventurers, mating with Neanderthals and Denisovans, but DNA studies reveal dalliances with populations we never knew existed
Категории: Biology

War With the Newts review – this is smart sci-fi theatre at its best

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - вс, 2018-10-14 12:00
A reimagining of a classic 1930s novel by Karel Capek cleverly immerses us in a terrifying future where a new intelligent species is cruelly exploited
Категории: Science and society

War With the Newts review – this is smart sci-fi theatre at its best

Genetics - вс, 2018-10-14 12:00
A reimagining of a classic 1930s novel by Karel Capek cleverly immerses us in a terrifying future where a new intelligent species is cruelly exploited
Категории: Biology

On Air preview – Tomás Saraceno is saving the world with balloon art

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Forget doomy "Anthropocene" ideas, if we're serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers
Категории: Science and society

On Air preview – Tomás Saraceno is saving the world with balloon art

Genetics - сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Forget doomy "Anthropocene" ideas, if we're serious about saving Earth we need hope, says Tomás Saraceno, the artist whose tetrahedral balloons inspire researchers
Категории: Biology

Rewilding: Can we really restore ravaged nature to a pristine state?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Vast tracts of land are returning to wilderness as farming retreats worldwide. But rewilding isn't an easy win – and debates rage about how to manage it
Категории: Science and society

Rewilding: Can we really restore ravaged nature to a pristine state?

Genetics - сб, 2018-10-13 12:00
Vast tracts of land are returning to wilderness as farming retreats worldwide. But rewilding isn't an easy win – and debates rage about how to manage it
Категории: Biology

Saving the horseshoe crab: A synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for endotoxin detection

PLOS Biology (new articles) - пт, 2018-10-12 23:00

by Tom Maloney, Ryan Phelan, Naira Simmons

Horseshoe crabs have been integral to the safe production of vaccines and injectable medications for the past 40 years. The bleeding of live horseshoe crabs, a process that leaves thousands dead annually, is an ecologically unsustainable practice for all four species of horseshoe crab and the shorebirds that rely on their eggs as a primary food source during spring migration. Populations of both horseshoe crabs and shorebirds are in decline. This study confirms the efficacy of recombinant Factor C (rFC), a synthetic alternative that eliminates the need for animal products in endotoxin detection. Furthermore, our findings confirm that the biomedical industry can achieve a 90% reduction in the use of reagents derived from horseshoe crabs by using the synthetic alternative for the testing of water and other common materials used in the manufacturing process. This represents an extraordinary opportunity for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries to significantly contribute to the conservation of horseshoe crabs and the birds that depend on them.
Категории: Biology, Journals

Ultrablack room makes everything disappear except you and the game

Genetics - пт, 2018-10-12 17:00
More often associated with artistic experiments and the innards of satellites, light-absorbing Vantablack paint may soon be heading to an arcade near you
Категории: Biology

Ultrablack room makes everything disappear except you and the game

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-10-12 17:00
More often associated with artistic experiments and the innards of satellites, light-absorbing Vantablack paint may soon be heading to an arcade near you
Категории: Science and society

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - пт, 2018-10-12 15:56
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon
Категории: Science and society

Amateurs used a Chinese satellite to photograph Earth and the moon

Genetics - пт, 2018-10-12 15:56
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit is designed to accept commands from amateurs, and has captured a new view of the Earth and its moon
Категории: Biology