Study shows that getting pesticide reduction policies right is crucial for food security

The term peri-urban agriculture is generally used to describe the cultivation of plants and livestock on the fringes of large population centres. However, factors such as urban expansion, rising labour costs and limited…

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Biological Neuron Models Tutorial 1 Video 1

Hello and welcome to this neuromatch academy lecture on reduced neuron models. My name is Richard Naud. I'm running a computational neuroscience lab at the University of Ottawa. What I…

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Chromatin originated in ancient microbes one to two billion years ago

In almost every human cell, two metres-long DNA has to fit within a nucleus that is just 8 millionths of a metre wide. Like wool around a spool, the extreme…

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DNA moves steadily during interphase, providing cells robust housekeeping system

Researchers in Japan have discovered that the local DNA motion inside of human cells remains steady throughout interphase, where the cell grows and replicates its DNA for cell division. The…

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The future of 5G+ infrastructure could be built tile by tile

5G+ (5G/Beyond 5G) is the fastest-growing segment and the only significant opportunity for investment growth in the wireless network infrastructure market, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. But…

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Scientists develop the largest, most detailed model of the early universe to date

It all started around 13.8 billion years ago with a big, cosmological “bang” that brought the universe suddenly and spectacularly into existence. Shortly after, the infant universe cooled dramatically and…

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Getting fuel to an invading cell’s front line

Invading armies need a steady supply of fuel and armaments. That’s just as true when the invaders are cells, such as when tumor cells break away from their neighbors and…

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MCYU STEAM Challenge: UPlanet Part 1: Biology

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another MCYU at home challenge where you'll be pushed to Question, Discover, Create. Today's activity is called UPlanet. We're going to be creating our own…

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Old neurons can block neurogenesis in mice

Destroying senescent cells in the aging stem cell niche enhances hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function in mice, researchers report January 20 in the journal Stem Cell Reports. “Our results provide…

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Tracking the lifespan and myriad functions of mRNA

It took a global pandemic, but the critical role of messenger RNA in all of life’s functions has taken center stage in the past year with the successful rollout of…

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