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Shaping the future: computational exploration and design of functional compounds

The Luber Group at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, works on the development of forefront computational methods at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics...

The Institute for Applied Materials develops a calorimetric method to measure...

The Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWP) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, is home to Europe’s largest battery...

Understanding chronic inflammatory lung diseases through molecular biology

Chronic inflammatory lung diseases are the most frequent non-communicable diseases worldwide. Currently, there are over 450 million people who suffer from either asthma, COPD...

Understanding the evolution of maternal stress effects and seemingly maladaptive outcomes

Dr Michael Sheriff outlines how maternal stress effects may have evolved and explains seemingly maladaptive offspring responses Changes in the maternal phenotype can act as...

Collaborations to cure childhood cancer

Dr Peter J Houghton, of Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, explains why collaboration is the key to accelerating drug development for the treatment of...

Acknowledging cross-cultural differences in investigations of child sexual abuse

Allegations of child sexual abuse are some of the most difficult cases to investigate because of the lack of corroborating evidence. There are often...

Mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and the need for multidisciplinary care

The Medical University of Vienna’s Susanne Gerit Kircher highlights the importance of providing multidisciplinary care to children and adults living with mucopolysaccharide storage diseases Mucopolysaccharide...

The new neuroscience of ‘two’: the challenge to understand communicating brains

Joy Hirsch details exciting new insights into the fundamental brain functions that send and receive dynamic information between two communicating brains – the new...

Malignant mesothelioma: a rare cancer deserving attention

Dr. Emanuela Felley-Bosco discusses the strength of collaborative work to tackle the understanding and handling of a rare cancer Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but...

Urban forests pay us back

Nina Bassuk, of the Urban Horticulture Institute of Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science, explains how tree growth can be promoted in urban...

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