Moisture, mould and the farm effect: decoding how indoor environments affect respiratory health
Researchers discover bacteria producing unique molecules with surprising properties
Closing the loop on diabetes: artificial pancreas enables children to sleep tight at night
Nobel Prize 2023. From Failure to Salvation: The Development of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19
Prize recipient: “People have no opinion about your blood pressure, but if you have obesity, they judge”
Understanding materials and the interface with biology can revolutionise access to healthcare
She chose poetry over science but returned to revolutionise plant research
New CRISPR technology can determine whether genetic mutations are pathogenic or benign
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Disease and treatment
Biomedical and health science research is currently a key topic. Combining basic and clinical research contributes to developing new drugs and therapies that make people healthier and improves their quality of life.
Environment and sustainability
Given the increasing global environmental challenges, life science research focuses on the aspects of sustainability that can potentially be translated into biotechnological solutions that benefit people and the environment.
Diet and lifestyle
The human body harbours many molecular explanations for why some people become overweight. Solving the growing problems of metabolic diseases and diabetes requires more knowledge on the influence of what we eat and our lifestyles.
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Breakthroughs in the natural and technical sciences lead to many discoveries that improve people’s lives. Cross-disciplinarity and collaboration between basic researchers and companies especially create advances in health and sustainable biotechnology.
Satellite nudged an asteroid slightly – but enough to save Earth
About 30,000 tonnes of tiny fragments of asteroids and comets collide with Earth every year, but they are usually too small to do any damage. But being hit by an object a few hundred metres in diameter could kill hundreds of thousands of people – and potentially threaten all life on Earth. In autumn 2022, researchers tried for the first time to try to nudge an asteroid off course with a satellite, and now they have published the size of the deflection. The experiment was successful, but we still need a much better overview of what is in outer space to be able to defend ourselves against the threat.
Biotech companies of the future will reuse each other’s residual products
Tar-eating bacterial duo may transform toxic compounds into new usable materials
Intermittent fasting could help to mitigate the health effects of shift work according to research on mice
Viruses – dead or alive?
As SARS-CoV-2 ravages the world, researchers are still debating whether this coronavirus, comprising DNA and RNA, a little enzyme and a protein coating, is alive. Viruses have no metabolism and cannot reproduce without a host. However, research has shown that viruses have a common evolutionary origin with our cells. The discussion does not change the never-ending battle humans have with deadly viruses, and since viruses have no metabolism, treatment and combating transmission are difficult.