Seven Days in Life

26 June – 02 July 2017Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (26 June - 02 July 2017)


beesLargest-ever study of controversial pesticides finds harm to bees
The large-scale field study found that overall, exposure to neonicotinoids harms bee populations. In particular, the pesticides reduce honeybees’ ability to survive their winter hibernation, say researchers.  
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cancerCancer researchers overestimate reproducibility of preclinical studies
Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research suggests. 
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crisprBringing CRISPR into focus – Again
Researchers have generated near-atomic resolution images of key steps in CRISPR-Cas3 function. The findings reveal multiple layers of error detection that prevent unintended genomic damage. 
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bacDiscovery could influence methods to control bacteria on medical and other surfaces
New research has revealed how bacteria thin the liquid in order to free themselves when trapped by obstacles. This finding could improve methods to control bacterial growth on different surfaces. 
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liverHow the liver unclogs itself
Scientists have described the mechanical principles adopted by liver cells as they remove excess bile during obstructive cholestasis. 
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