How can a protein help us remember?

Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have gained insights into the biochemistry of long-term memory. Studying fruit flies, they found that the Apterous (Ap) protein plays a crucial…

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Synthetic biology – the transformational technology of the 21st century

Life has a powerful code. It is written in DNA. Now, we have learned to harvest that code for the benefit of people and planet. The breakthrough science of the…

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Dianne Newman (CalTech) Part 1: An Overview of Microbial Diversity and Evolution

Hello, and welcome to iBioSeminars. My name is Dianne Newman, and I'm a professor in the Divisions of Biology and Geology and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology,…

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UTA civil engineer developing app, database of Texas bridges for TxDOT

Checking the exact location and features of bridges in Texas is an arduous task that must be done manually and on site. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) wants to…

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‘Our time to innovate is now’: Chief of Naval Research reimagines naval power for 21st century

ARLINGTON, Va.—Eighty years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled America into World War II. As the nation commemorates this somber anniversary and its lessons, Chief of Naval Research (CNR)…

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Disrupting flow of wood from rivers to oceans impacts marine environments

Ellen Wohl has always been fascinated by what happens in the deep sea. She studies interactions between rivers and water, the flow of sediment and wood, and the landforms created…

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Human-like brain helps robot out of a maze

A maze is a popular device among psychologists to assess the learning capacity of mice or rats. But how about robots? Can they learn to successfully navigate the twists and…

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New understanding of plant nutrient response could improve fertilizer management strategies

Palo Alto, CA—Green is a color that is almost universally associated with plants—for good reason. The green pigment chlorophyll is essential to plants’ ability to generate food; but what happens…

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Microscopy innovator receives ORNL’s top science honor

A world-leading researcher in solid electrolytes and sophisticated electron microscopy methods received Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s top science honor today for her work in developing new materials for batteries. The…

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A longer-lasting COVID vaccine? UCLA study points the way

FINDINGS Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have identified rare, naturally occurring T cells that are capable of targeting a protein…

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