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We publish short lay summaries, called Breaks, where scientific papers are explained by scientists, called Breakers, directly involved in the field of research. Learn more
Following the traces of fermentation
Many of our favorite flavors would not be as we know them without the precious contribution of an all-around master chef - yeast. The yeast acting in wine, beer, and bread has been thoroughly characterized, but what about...cacao and coffee?published on Jan 16, 2018 by Anatoly Kozlov | 4 min read
Hips don’t lie: attraction revealed by dancing body languageJul 27, 2017 | 3.5 min read
What happens to our genes in the twilight of death?Feb 28, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Driving down malariaJul 18, 2017 | 4 min read
Latest published Breaks
The belligerence of breeding: female aggression after mating
Sexual behaviors often have a deep impact on social interactions. Here is how female fruit flies cope with it.Nov 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Where is the Engram?
We observe, we learn, we repeat. This is possible thanks to the capacity of our brains to store information - but how and where is memory stored within our brains?Dec 14, 2015 | 4 min read
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanes
The delicate role of climate in regulating how costal hurricanes may form and gain strength.Nov 8, 2017 | 4 min read
GMOs are not a human invention: sweet potato is a naturally transgenic food crop
Genetically modified organisms can be the natural result of environmental interactions between plants and their surroundings.Jul 6, 2015 | 3 min read
How humans gave acne to the grapevine
Evolution follows many routes. Here is how the acne-causing bacteria adapted and evolved on a particular host...grapevine!Feb 28, 2015 | 3.5 min read
Fighting back antibiotic resistance: a new hope from the soil
Antibiotic resistance represents a critical threat for our health and disease treatment. New discoveries are crucial to develop further medicaments against future superbugs.Feb 24, 2016 | 4 min read
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