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  • Researchers discover how plants distinguish beneficial from harmful microbes
    (Aarhus University) Plants recognize beneficial microbes and keep harmful ones out, which is important for healthy plants production and global food security. Scientists have now discovered how legumes use small, well-defined motifs in receptor proteins to read molecular signals produced by both pathogenic and symbiotic microbes. These remarkable findings have... Read more »
  • New DOE grant to develop catalysts for renewable energy generation
    (Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A new DOE grant led by Wayne State University aims to address the need for new catalysts used for renewable energy generation and storage.... Read more »
  • Origins of life: Chemical evolution in a tiny Gulf Stream
    (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Chemical reactions driven by the geological conditions on the early Earth might have led to the prebiotic evolution of self-replicating molecules. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now report on a hydrothermal mechanism that could have promoted the process.... Read more »
  • New-generation CO2 gas separation system using gate-type adsorbents
    (Shinshu University) Scientists in Japan designed a gate-type adsorbent tower system that captures and separates mixed gases, CO2, to enable lowering greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources.... Read more »
  • NSD2 enzyme appears to prevent cellular senescence
    (Kumamoto University) Using comprehensive genetic analysis, Kumamoto University researchers have found, for the first time, that the NSD2 enzyme blocks cell aging. Inhibition of NSD2 function in normal cells leads to rapid senescence of cells and the amount of NSD2 in senescent cells is significantly reduced. It is hoped that... Read more »