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Content: Volume 9, Issue 1

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How platelets pull the strings

No matter if it is a nosebleed, a scratch, or a cut – we regularly rely on our body’s innate ability to stop the loss of blood from injured blood vessels. This task is mainly done by little cells in our blood stream called "platelets”.... click to read more

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published on Mar 28, 2023
A tool for precisely modelling real-world quantum devices

Quantum theory governs the behaviour of fundamental particles, atoms, and molecules, i.e., of nature at the smallest scale. Intriguingly and counter-intuitively, quantum systems can simultaneously ‘be’ in combinations of physical states that are mutually incompatible according to classical physics. Examples we can name are the... click to read more

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published on Mar 24, 2023
Using the quantum properties of atoms to reveal what's underground

How much do we really know about what is below our feet? The underground offers both a range of opportunities for applications (e.g. archaeology, water aquifers) as well as being home to significant risks for society (e.g. old mine workings, and cables) which require good... click to read more

  • Jamie Vovrosh | Research Fellow at University of Birmingham
  • Daniel Boddice | Assistant Professor at School of Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • Michael Holynski | Professor at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
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published on Mar 22, 2023
New chemistry in unusual bacteria displays drug-like activity

 Where do drugs come from? Most clinical molecules are either produced by chemists in a laboratory, or naturally in living organisms. While synthetic chemistry is a pipeline to drug discovery, nature-made molecules continue to have an important role as drug templates. Certain soil bacteria called... click to read more

  • Grace Dekoker | Undergraduate Research Assistant at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Joshua Blodgett | Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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published on Mar 21, 2023
Girls are more likely to attribute failure to lack of talent

Gender stereotypes and bias about talent or brilliance have been explored in the past, but usually in specific contexts or cultures. Our aim was to provide a multinational investigation of these stereotypes and to document how gender-talent stereotypes can be related to the glass ceiling.... click to read more

  • Clotilde Napp | Professor at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University, France
  • Thomas Breda | Associate Professor at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France
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published on Mar 15, 2023