Scientific Reports

Improving half the world's diet

The humble rice grain is the staple food for billions of people throughout the developing world, but there is little nutritional value in the grain beyond providing carbohydrates for energy.

dateOct 31, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Dispersal key for understanding marine biodiversity

Dispersal plays a key role to connect populations, and contrastingly, its moderate limitation is one of the main processes to maintain species coexistence and promote regional biodiversity. A study recently published in Scientific ...

dateOct 28, 2016 in Ecology
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'Neighbor maps' reveal the genome's 3-D shape

A group coordinated by SISSA Trieste has built a 3-D computer model of the human genome. The shape of DNA (and its sequence) affects biological processes and is crucial for understanding its function. The study has provided ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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