Key control mechanism allows cells to form tissues and anatomical structures in the developing embryo

Determination of neural progenitor cell-cell de-adhesion forces using micropipette aspiration. Credit: IST Austria Under a microscope, the first few hours of every multicellular organism's life seem incongruously chaotic. After fertilization, a once tranquil single-celled egg ....

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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Arctic is warming two or three times faster than the rest of the planet. This amplified warming is due to several factors, but the relative importance of each one remains ....

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Carbon-carbon covalent bonds far more flexible than presumed

The molecules synthesized and analysed by the research group. In green and blue is the flexible C-C single bond (Takuya Shimajiri, Takanori Suzuki, Yusuke Ishigaki, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, September 30, 2020). Credit: Takuya Shimajiri, ....

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Timing the life of antimatter particles may lead to better cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and National Institute of Radiological Sciences have designed a way to detect the absolute oxygen concentration in patients' bodies, which may lead to more effective cancer treatment. The results ....

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Breaking COVID-19’s ‘clutch’ to stop its spread

Matthew Disney, PhD, of Scripps Research in Jupiter, Florida, has spent over a decade developing tools to make RNA a druggable target for curing diseases. His lab's latest target is COVID-19, which is caused by ....

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Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by CU Boulder scientists. The ....

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Copper thin films are created by electrodeposition of copper, Cu(111), on a self-assembled organic monolayer of the amino acid L-cysteine on gold, Au(111). Credit: Bin Luo For the first time, researchers from Missouri S&T have ....

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Researchers use membranes that remove salt from water to help ‘split’ sea water into fuel

Here is a visual representation of how ion movement is affected by a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane versus a cation-exchange membrane. Chloride ions from the seawater are not able to pass through the RO membrane ....

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