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Replacing unrecyclable plastics: Sustainable ‘biopolymers’ are made from tree bark and compost

Replacing unrecyclable plastics: Sustainable ‘biopolymers’ are made from tree bark and compost

Trees, crops and even organic waste can be transformed into a bewildering array of plastics to use in products ranging ...
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Air pollution dramatically harms childhood brain development

Ian Le Guillou | 
Between 1981 and 1989, 26 outbreaks of asthma were reported in [Barcelona] with many cases centred around the harbour. Local ...
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Can meditation, hypnosis treat epilepsy and other brain disorders?

Sandrine Ceurstemont | 
Understanding more about how consciousness works could help us find treatments when things go wrong. Dr Prisca Bauer from the ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Steve Gillman | 
Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...

Could transplanting ‘young’ gut bacteria boost brain function in the elderly?

Gareth Willmer | 
A study in mice has indicated that the make-up of bacteria in the gut is linked with learning abilities and ...
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Was a gene mutation responsible for bigger human brains?

Anthony King | 
One of the major features that distinguish humans from other primates is the size of our brains, which underwent rapid ...

Secret to longer life? Specific genes in worms can increase lifespan by almost 400%

Gareth Willmer | 
In a project called MacModel, researchers are using the flatworm Macrostomum lignano, which is normally found living in the tidal sands of ...
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Plants vs pathogens: CRISPR-created crops fend off pests, add nutrition

Gary Finnegan | 
Potato blight sparked the Irish famine in the 19th century, causing a million people to starve to death and another ...
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If biofortified crops are goal, both genetic engineering and conventional breeding necessary

Rex Merrifield | 
[Dr Swati Puranik, of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in the UK] and her ...
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Bacteria could transform trees into industrial chemical scrubbers

Anthony King | 
Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial ...
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