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Researchers use new tool to study stress in root-colonizing bacteria

One solution to agriculture’s many challenges—climate change-induced drought, less arable land, and decreased water quality, to name a few—is to develop smarter fertilizers. Such fertilizers would aim not only to nourish the plant but also to maximize soil bacteria’s positive effects on the plant. Tapping into a plant’s microbiome may be the extra layer of…

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Researchers show genetic predisposition to acute COVID-19

HSE University researchers have become the first in the world to discover genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. http://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.641900

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Researchers managed to have a real-time conversation with sleeping individuals

Researchers have conducted an experiment that sounds like something out of the movie Inception. A group of researchers from Northwestern University has worked with independent laboratories in France, Germany, Netherlands, and the US on the study, which was able to have a real-time dialogue with people who were asleep and dreaming. Researchers say the dreamers…

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Researchers Are Studying These Worm Blobs to Build Robots

These crawlers form clumps to protect the collective. Understanding their movement gives engineers a model for shape-shifting robot swarms.

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Researchers may have found a miracle cure for baldness

A team of researchers from Japan might have discovered the cure for baldness. The RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research used stem cells and a specific culture mechanism to create hair follicles that can recycle hair just like natural follicles. Any hair-regeneration treatment should produce hair that can regrow after it falls. The stem cell…

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Researchers have broken the code for mobile communication

Knowledge on how cells communicate is an important key to understanding many biological systems and diseases. A research team led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg has now used a unique combination of methods to map the mechanism behind cellular communication. Their findings can potentially improve understanding of the underlying mechanism behind type 2…

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Researchers suggest that humidity from masks can lessen seriousness of COVID-19

Masks help protect the people wearing them from getting or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but now researchers have added evidence for yet another potential benefit for wearers: The humidity created inside the mask may help combat respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.

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Researchers find that labels in computer vision datasets poorly capture racial diversity

In a study, researchers at Northeastern University find evidence that lables in computer vision datasets poorly reflect racial diversity.

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Researchers develop platform to identify cancer mutations that could be responsive to drug therapies

A Cleveland Clinic-led team of researchers has developed a personalized genomic medicine platform that will help advance accelerate genomic medicine research and genome-informed drug discovery, according to new study results published recently in Genome Biology.

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Researchers find a way to increase spatial resolution in brain activity visualization

Researchers from the HSE Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience have proposed a new method to process magnetoencephalography (MEG) data, which helps find cortical activation areas with higher precision. The method can be used in both basic research and clinical practice to diagnose a wide range of neurological disorders and to prepare patients for brain surgery. The…