The changing influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome throughout plant development

Citation: Karasov TL, Lundberg DS (2022) The changing influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome throughout plant development. PLoS Biol 20(8): e3001748. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001748 Published: August 12, 2022 Copyright: © 2022 Karasov, Lundberg. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, … Read more

Artemis I to Launch First-of-a-Kind Deep Space Biology Mission – Parabolic Arc

NASA’s BioSentinel mission will go beyond the Moon to perform the first long-duration deep space biology experiment. Set to launch with the first flight of the Space Launch System rocket, Artemis I, the spacecraft will study the effects of space radiation on yeast cells. The results could inspire solutions to keep future astronauts healthy during … Read more

Using sound and bubbles to make bandages stickier and longer lasting

Researchers have discovered that they can control the stickiness of adhesive bandages using ultrasound waves and bubbles. This breakthrough could lead to new advances in medical adhesives, especially in cases where adhesives are difficult to apply such as on wet skin. Researchers have discovered that they can control the stickiness of adhesive bandages using ultrasound … Read more

Landsat 9 operations to transition from NASA to US Geological Survey

NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) officially marked the handover and commencement of operations of the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite. Landsat 9 was designed, built and tested by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) at its Gilbert, Arizona satellite facility and was launched into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket in September 2021. The … Read more

Princeton’s Sorensen lab develops concise synthesis of pleurotin

From the perspective of chemists, pleurotin is an intriguing molecule. From the perspective of chemists, pleurotin is an intriguing molecule. There is strong evidence of untapped therapeutic properties as a tumor inhibitor and antibiotic. It has a fascinating complex structure (six rings! eight stereocenters!). And it has been difficult to synthesize over the decades. The … Read more

Eureka! Gold explorers return to Bendigo

Otago’s archives are packed with stories about the 18th-century goldfields people. Many came from Australia, California, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England and China. In the past two decades, much has also been published about the 21st-century “rush” to the Bendigo area. Farmers have arrived from all over New Zealand to create new livelihoods, ranging from dairying, … Read more

Pralsetinib achieves tissue-agnostic benefits for patients with RET gene

HOUSTON ― The highly selective RET inhibitor pralsetinib was well-tolerated and demonstrated robust, durable responses in patients with RET fusion-positive cancers regardless of tumor type, according to results from the international Phase I/II ARROW trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. HOUSTON ― The highly selective RET inhibitor pralsetinib … Read more

A fresh look into grasslands as carbon sink

Grasslands have the ability to store carbon, functioning as an important tool in a battle against climate change. While scientific interest in grassland soil for carbon sequestration is not new, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Colorado State University have provided a fresh analysis of the existing research on soil carbon sequestration in … Read more

Citizen Sea’s Latest Recruit is Marine Biologist Monica McCard

Citizen Sea’s latest recruit left school at 16 with one GCSE (General Certificate of Education) and now she is a Marine Biologist who has just completed her PhD on Invasion Ecology. Monica McCard is the new Project Co-ordinator for the Citizen Sea charity. Citizen Sea is Northern Ireland’s first boat based environmental charity. Its aim … Read more