Seven Days in Life

12 – 18 November 2018


gene driveBan on ‘gene drives’ is back on the UN’s agenda — worrying scientists
Research is moving fast on the divisive genetic technology, which could help to eradicate diseases but also risks altering ecosystems in unpredictable ways. Find source

obsityFat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. Find source



brainLab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies
Structures could help researchers to study the early stages of brain development disorders, including epilepsy. Find source

yeastSolar panels for yeast cell biofactories
Scientists presents a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy. Find source

Illu_ThanatinInsect antibiotic provides new way to eliminate bacteria
Researchers have now found a novel antibiotic called thanatin from spined soldier bug that attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.  Find source

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