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Content: Volume 7, Issue 2

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Transforming the spleen into a functioning liver

Many patients worldwide die while waiting for organ transplants. To propose a solution, over the past few decades, scientists have promised to create functional tissues in a laboratory. The aim of such 'tissue engineering' is to use living cells – building blocks of organs –... click to read more

  • Lei Dong | Professor at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Chunming Wang | Associate professor at State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, China
  • Lintao Wang | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing; State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Views 610
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Jun 30, 2021
What can land-free Earth teach us about climate evolution?

Predicting how the climate on our planet is evolving is crucial, especially under the ongoing climate change. But it is a challenging task, because the Earth climate is a complex, ever-changing system, involving many different factors influencing each other: sunlight, atmospheric carbon dioxide, polar ice... click to read more

  • Ariadna Fossas Tenas | PhD Student at Environmental Sciences Institute, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 891
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 28, 2021
A peculiar bright burst of radio waves in the Milky Way

What's out there? It's a fundamental but fascinating question in space science. Back in 1969, we managed to first travel to our neighbour, the Moon, and explore it. However, the whole picture is much more complex as most objects in the Universe are too far... click to read more

  • Simone Bavera | PhD Student at Departement of Astronomy, University of Geneva, Versoix, Switzerland
Views 1047
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 23, 2021
How life on Earth almost ended once

Life on Earth has never been so close to an end as during the environmental catastrophe that marked the Permian-Triassic boundary - 252 million years ago. Scientists have long speculated what could have triggered the sudden disappearance of so many organism groups - more than... click to read more

  • Hana Jurikova | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
Views 1226
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 21, 2021
Bat genomes: unveiling the secrets of their superpowers

If you watch and listen carefully on a quiet summer's night in the open air, you might perceive some dark shadows flying around or hear some high-pitch chirps. Yes, you have probably guessed it right. These are bats who have just started their 'day' and... click to read more

  • Zixia Huang | Assistant Professor at School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Emma C. Teeling | Professor at School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Views 706
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 17, 2021