Seven Days in Life

18 – 24 March 2019


smokingFathers-to-be: Smoking could harm your baby
Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a new study.  Find source

geneWith single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
A gene for green opsin delivered via virus gave blind mice enough sight to discern patterns on an iPad at a resolution sufficient for humans to read.  Find source


bbesButterfly numbers down by two thirds, German scientists find
Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves.  Find source


fish-robotScientists use robot interpreter to make fish and bees ‘talk’ to each other
Scientists have tried something unlikely in a new experiment – making bees and fish ‘talk’ to each other with the help of robots. Find source