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Content: Volume 7, Issue 1

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Making the coral reef ‘A-list’

Coral reefs around the world are in crisis. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution are devastating coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the largest coral reef in the World, has had three major coral bleaching events in just 5 years, which have killed nearly... click to read more

  • Joshua Cinner | Professor at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Queensland, Australia
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 4, 2021
The 1000-year-old mystery of a medieval blue solved!

Lavishly decorated with brightly colored illustrations and ornaments, illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages are a feast for the eyes. To preserve these colors for future generations, our group combines methods from the humanities and the natural sciences. In fact, we want to mimic these... click to read more

  • Maria J. Melo | Professor at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Paula Nabais | Junior Researcher at LAQV-REQUIMTE and Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Teresa Sequeira Carlos | Science Communicator at LAQV-REQUIMTE, NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 3, 2021
Is dark matter lighting up the sky with X-rays?

Eighty-five percent of the mass in our Universe is the mysterious substance named dark matter. Besides giving it a name, however, we know little else about it. How can we claim we know dark matter exists if we can't even see it? Through gravity. Just... click to read more

  • Nick Rodd | Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 2, 2021
Our blood may be making us smarter

There is nothing subtle about the immune system. T cells, potent immune cells found in the blood, can kill just about anything. In response to a viral infection, T cells move in, kill any of your cells that have a virus inside them, coordinate a... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 1, 2021
Tuberculosis drug discovery: an in-house toxin blocks pathogenic bacterial growth

Infectious diseases rank among the greatest threats to human health. While the world stumbles through the current COVID-19 pandemic, a vast array of viral, fungal, parasitic, and bacterial pathogens continue to threaten people's lives. Before the rise of the pandemic, tuberculosis was the world's deadliest... click to read more

  • Yiming Cai | PhD Student at Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires (LMGM), CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Ben Usher | PhD Student at Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
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Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 26, 2021