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Content: Volume 2, Issue 4

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Living without mitochondria: the downfall of one textbook truth

It was the greatest leap in evolution since the emergence of life on Earth. So-called eukaryotic cells, the building blocks of all multicellular organisms like you and me, animals, plants, fungi, and also a whole zoo of single-celled protists, evolved from a common ancestor more... click to read more

  • Lukáš Novák | PhD student at Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
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published on Oct 3, 2016
Invisible allies for healthy juvenile growth

Maybe you remember it from your childhood. There was a doorframe in your parents' house, marked by a ladder of small horizontal lines, with dates and your name written next to each line: the more recent the date, the higher the position of the line.... click to read more

  • Martin Schwarzer | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de génomique fonctionnelle de Lyon, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, CNRS and Université Claude Bernard Lyon, Lyon
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published on Oct 12, 2016
The silent battle of young corals against ocean acidification

Coral reefs are ecosystems of extraordinary diversity. Considered "the rainforests of the sea", they contain ~35% of described marine species despite only occupying 0.2% of the world's ocean. Although they are extremely important habitat providers and form large living structures (some reefs can be seen... click to read more

  • Taryn Foster | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia, Australia
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published on Oct 19, 2016
How to print a brain - the initial steps

To understand the biological processes that take part within living organisms, and also as an alternative method to animal experimentation, researchers are trying to develop new models that mimic real tissues and organs, and that behave as the real ones. This field of research, tissue... click to read more

  • Nieves Cubo | PhD student at Faculty of Pharmacy, University Complutense of Madrid, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
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published on Nov 8, 2016
Exploring nature to treat multiple sclerosis

The chemical diversity in nature is unprecedented and exploring natural products for medical applications has a long tradition with many successful stories to be told. As a matter of fact, natural products or natural product-derived pharmaceuticals, constitute about half of all medical drugs on the... click to read more

  • Christian W. Gruber | Assistant Professor at School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Carsten Gründemann | PD Dr. rer. nat. at Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection control, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
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published on Nov 16, 2016