Disruptions in the supply of energy to cells can cause a number of serious diseases, but they also appear to be linked to aging. More research on mitochondrial function is needed to find future treatments. A new study with researchers from the Karolinska Institutet shows how an important molecule in the mitochondria affects their function […]
Lipids are the building blocks of the cell envelope – the cell membrane. In addition to their structural function, some lipids also play a regulatory role and have a decisive influence on cell growth. This was examined in a new study by scientists from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The effect of the lipids […]
Domestic cats hunt less wild animals if owners play with them daily and feed them a meat-rich food, new research shows. Hunting by cats is a conservation and welfare issue, but methods of reducing it are controversial and often rely on limiting cat behavior in ways that many owners find unacceptable. The new study – […]
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has launched a new podcast series that explores the relationship between plants and human health.
As the sea ice in the Arctic shrinks, the plankton community that produces food for the entire marine food chain is changing. New research shows that a potentially toxic species of plankton algae that lives by both photosynthesis and ingestion can become a major player in the Arctic Ocean as future sea ice thins. Microscopic […]
Like graphite, diamond is a special form of carbon. Its cubic crystal structure and its strong chemical bonds give it its unique hardness. For thousands of years it has been in demand as both a tool and a beauty thing. It was only in the 1950s that it became possible to artificially manufacture diamonds. Most […]
Newham's West Ham Park is slated to get a new playground after the plans are approved by City of London Corporation managers.
University of Wyoming researchers led a study showing that alien birds in Oahu, Hawaii have taken over the role of seed distribution networks on the island, with most of the seeds coming from alien plants. "Hawaii is one of the most altered ecosystems in the world, and we are fortunate enough to be studying how […]