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Driving down malaria
Mosquitoes are the worlds’ deadliest animal due to their role in spreading Malaria. The revolutionary molecular technique known as CRISPR may help containing mosquitoes populations, preventing the disease to spread.published on Jul 18, 2017 by Andrew Hammond , Xenia Karlsson , Ziyin Wang | 4 min read
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populations
Fire salamanders in Europe are threatened by a seemingly relentless pathogen. How will salamanders cope with this aggressive fungus?Nov 16, 2017 | 3 min read
How cats conquered the Ancient world: a 9,000-years DNA tale
The story our furry companions comes from long time time ago. How did they spread all over the world?Sep 20, 2017 | 4 min read
How to print a brain - the initial stepsNov 8, 2016 | 3.5 min read
Saving the injured: The value of rescued veterans in a predatory ant speciesSep 25, 2017 | 3 min read
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanesNov 10, 2017 | 4 min read
Latest published Breaks
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populationsNov 16, 2017 in Microbiology | 3 min read by Frank Pasmans , An Martel
Where is the Engram?
We observe, we learn, we repeat. This is possible thanks to the capacity of our brains to store information - but how and where is memory stored within our brains?Dec 14, 2015 | 4 min read
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanes
The delicate role of climate in regulating how costal hurricanes may form and gain strength.Nov 10, 2017 | 4 min read
GMOs are not a human invention: sweet potato is a naturally transgenic food crop
Genetically modified organisms can be the natural result of environmental interactions between plants and their surroundings.Jul 6, 2015 | 3 min read
How humans gave acne to the grapevine
Evolution follows many routes. Here is how the acne-causing bacteria adapted and evolved on a particular host...grapevine!Feb 28, 2015 | 3.5 min read
Fighting back antibiotic resistance: a new hope from the soil
Antibiotic resistance represents a critical threat for our health and disease treatment. New discoveries are crucial to develop further medicaments against future superbugs.Feb 24, 2016 | 4 min read
Driving down malaria
Mosquitoes are the worlds’ deadliest animal due to their role in spreading Malaria. The revolutionary molecular technique known as CRISPR may help containing mosquitoes populations, preventing the disease to spread.Jul 18, 2017 | 4 min read
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