Zebrafish embryos help prove what happens to nanoparticles in the blood

Fluorescently labelled 70 nm SiO2 nanoparticles were injected into the bloodstream of 3 days old transgenic zebrafish embryos and live-imaged at 3 min after the injection. The insets show schematics for the two conditions tested: ....

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Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature’s biggest challenges

Linum bienne is the closest relative to cultivated flax. Credit: University of Portsmouth Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and ....

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New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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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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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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Fast-rotating stars at the centre of the Milky Way could have migrated from the outskirts of the galaxy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a research paper published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of astrophysicists, including scientists from the University of Surrey, detail how they discovered a group of stars with ....

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Adaptive genetic markers identify the origins and dispersal of invasive species

The study confirms the hypothesis that marks the Mediterranean basin as the original place for the Drosophila subobscura colonizer individuals. Credit: University of Barcelona The western area of the Iberian Peninsula could be determinant in ....

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New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

Duria Antiquior - a more ancient Dorset. Watercolour of a Mesozoic marine ecosystem by geologist Henry De la Beche, painted in 1830. Ancient oceans have fascinated natural historians since the 1800s. Credit: Tom Stubbs, University ....

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