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  • Sturgeon genome sequenced
    (University of Würzburg) Sturgeons lived on earth already 300 million years ago and yet their external appearance seems to have undergone very little change. A team of researchers from Würzburg and Berlin has now succeeded in sequencing their genome, delivering a missing piece of the puzzle essential to understanding the... Read more »
  • A 'cardiac patch with bioink' developed to repair heart
    (Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)) A joint research team of POSTECH, The Catholic University, and City University of Hong Kong developed an 'in vivo priming' with heart-derived bioink. Using engineered stem cells and 3D bioprinting technology, they began developing medicines for cardiovascular diseases.... Read more »
  • Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization of water molecules
    (National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Hydrated protons at the surface of water ice are of fundamental importance in a variety of physicochemical phenomena on earth and in the universe. Hydrated protons can be introduced by the autoionization of water molecules; thus, the autoionization and subsequent proton transfer processes determine the... Read more »
  • (Re)generation next: Novel strategy to develop scaffolds for joint tissue regeneration
    (Tokyo University of Science) In Japan, an increase in the aging population has exacerbated the demand for regenerative medicine to address increasingly common diseases, such as knee osteoarthritis. In a new study, scientists from Tokyo University of Science, led by Prof Hidenori Otsuka, have developed a novel biocompatible hydrogel that... Read more »
  • New metabolism discovered in bacteria
    (Goethe University Frankfurt) Microbiologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have discovered how the bacterium Acetobacterium woodii uses hydrogen in a kind of cycle to conserve energy. The bacterium lives in an environment without oxygen, and thanks to hydrogen cycling, it can exist independent of other species of bacteria.... Read more »