Harvard scientists reconstruct evolution of limb-based motion in early tetrapods.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT researchers identify a molecule that could target advanced prostate cancer as well as a variety of other cancers.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Gelatin-based microcarriers offer higher yield and scalability compared to existing commercial microcarriers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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The protein, which acts as an ion channel, could be a target for new drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers discover gene controlling nectar spur development, opening door for insights into evolution.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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