Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein

The aggressiveness of ants in arid environments with scarce food supply helps protect plants against herbivorous arthropods Credit: Laura Leal Biologists Laura Carolina Leal and Felipe Passos performed...

Eisai’s Anticancer Agent Halaven Approved for Treatment of Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer...

Eisai has received a New Drug Approval for its in-house developed anticancer agent Halaven (eribulin mesylate) for use in the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, previously treated with at...

Scientists in Belgium Cure Anthrax in Mice by Smashing Bacteria’s Armor

Belgian researchers have developed a potential treatment for anthrax that breaks down the bacteria’s thick protein armor. Anthrax is a deadly type of bacteria famous for its use in terrorist attacks in 2001. Although anthrax...

NASC-seq monitors RNA synthesis in single cells

Generation of RNA spike-ins Synthetic RNA spike-ins (from custom-made DNA sequences corresponding to ERCC-00043, ERCC-00170, ERCC-00136, ERCC-00145, ERCC-00092, and ERCC-00002, Ambion) were generated as in ref. 1. Briefly, three 4-thiouridin (4sU)-labelled and three unlabelled RNA...

By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050

Climate change could worsen ozone pollution; a study says it does not have to be that Credit: Westervelt et al., 2019 If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds...

Paris Here We Come! 🇫🇷

Paris get ready! 😍 Bonjour! We’re missing good cheese so we’re off to Paris 🇫🇷! Following the successful edition last year, Labiotech is organising another meetup in Paris! This year, members of Labiotech Insider will get...

4 Technologies Improving Food Safety

Food safety is an increasingly prevalent concern for consumers. So many individuals are conscious of the food they’re consuming, where it was grown, whether pesticides or growth hormones were used, and so on. Regardless...

Global impact of diet and temperature over aquaculture of Octopus vulgaris paralarvae from a...

1. Vidal, Ea. G. et al. Cephalopod culture: current status of main biological models and research priorities. Adv. Mar. Biol. 67, 1–198 (2014). 2. Xavier, J. C. et al. Future challenges in cephalopod research. J. Mar. Biol....

Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa

Credit: Baylor College of Medicine It is well established that diet influences health and disease, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not fully understood. Shedding light...

Dutch-US Scientists Use Bacteria to Produce Graphene for Electronics

An international group of researchers has made graphene more affordably and with a lower environmental impact than current chemical methods by using bacteria.    Graphene is a very strong and conductive material that could revolutionize electronics...

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