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Content: Volume 9, Issue 3

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Low and Mighty: How Low-Affinity Antibodies Boost Cancer Immunotherapy

Our body is constantly guarded by our immune system, which defends us from external threats like viruses and bacteria, and even internal rogue cells that can become cancerous. Antibodies, which are special proteins in our bodies, play a key role in this defence. They work... click to read more

  • Christian Orr | Beamline Scientist at Diamond Light Source
  • Chelsea Norman | Senior Laboratory Technician at Rosalind Franklin Institute
  • Mark Cragg | Professor at University of Southampton
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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 8, 2023
Decoding the genome of a jackfruit that grows all year round

Jackfruit (scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is an evergreen tree, which produces the world’s largest edible single fruit, one of which can weigh up to 50 kg! It is widely grown in tropical countries including Bangladesh, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, and... click to read more

  • Tofazzal Islam | Professor at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 6, 2023
The fate of a century-old partnership between humans and dolphins

Humans’ interactions with nature have been the key to our global ecological success. But such interactions are typically one-sided—humans gain the largest benefits; nature pays the larger cost—thereby fueling the current global ecological crisis. Compared to the widespread escalating human-wildlife conflicts, interactions that benefit both... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 4, 2023
Sharing a political ideology predicts more similar brain activity

Over the past 30 years, the ideological divide has grown wider, and negative feelings between ideologues have strengthened. Despite this pressing issue we do not have a good understanding of the neurobiology of political polarization. Given prior research showing that holding different beliefs can lead... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 1, 2023
Surprising Behavior Changes in Genetically Modified Syrian Hamsters

Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) is a hormone with a variety of functions, including regulation of blood pressure and water balance. One of the first discoveries of an AVP action in the brain was the finding that it alters social behavior, enhancing a form of social communication in... click to read more

  • Susan Lee | PhD student at Georgia State University
  • Kim Huhman | Professor at Georgia State University
  • Jack Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow  at Georgia State University
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 30, 2023