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Reward and punishment systems in coral-algae relationship 15 January 2023

The complex dynamics of resource-sharing symbiosis in the reef environment.

Ecological risks of microplastics are far worse than previously thought 12 January 2023

The co-occurrence of organic chemicals magnifies their ecotoxicological effects.

Converting temperature fluctuations into clean energy  11 January 2023

Efficient pyro-catalytic reaction advances towards greater practical application.

New therapeutic target for irritable bowel syndrome 4 January 2023

Human gut bacterium Ruminococcus gnavus found as a major trigger factor.

Fish fins inspire soft material 30 December 2022

Researchers have developed new technology which breaks through  limitations on bending soft materials.

Insights on flight origins and how winged dinosaurs lived 21 December 2022

Analysis of fossils reveal lifestyles of flyers from the Early Cretaceous.

Record-breaking efficiency for organic photovoltaics achieved 20 December 2022

Performance suggests future organic photovoltaics may reach their full promise.

Microbial teamwork: bacteria observed creating ‘canals’  15 December 2022

Bacteria can build channel networks for delivery of materials across long distances.

Mechanism found to boost axon regeneration in the nervous system 11 December 2022

A phosphatase-coding gene may be the key to prompting axons to regrow. 

T-cell protein, a step forward in liver cancer immunotherapy 9 December 2022

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong reveal why a molecular mechanism in immune checkpoint blockade therapy has been unsuccessful against hepatocellular carcinoma while also locating a novel target in the fight against liver cancer.