Much like Fleming discovering penicillin, scientists looking for an answer for the world’s plastic crisis have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can destroy plastic within a matter of days, rather than the years it takes naturally. Investigating the structure of...
While exploring the cool hydrothermal system at the Dorado Outcrop – a rocky area of the seafloor formed by the cooled, hardened lava of an underwater volcano. Scientists were surprised to discover a large group of deep-sea octopuses and clusters...
Researchers from The University of East Anglia (UEA) have contributed to the world’s largest study into genes that drive prostate cancer. They have identified 80 molecular weaknesses that could be targeted by drugs to treat the disease. Approximately 25 percent...
UEA researchers have found a key gene for producing sulphur molecules. Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) are marine molecules which generate more than one billion tonnes annually by the process of marine phytoplankton (microscopic plant-like cells), seaweed and bacteria. Once marine microorganisms break...
More than 40 million Americans may be at risk of severe flooding. A study by the University of Bristol, published in Environmental Research Letters, used predictive methods to analyse the threat of river flooding over continental America. The findings exclude...
Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has claimed that life on Mars is very much possible, in light of discoveries made in the Atacama Desert. The desert, which can go decades without seeing rain, was believed...