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'Big data' drills down into metabolic details

Rice University bioengineers have introduced a fast computational method to model tissue-specific metabolic pathways. Their algorithm may help researchers find new therapeutic targets for cancer and other diseases.

dateMar 09, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Diversity of nature formulated

We humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of the environmental conditions ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Other
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The beauty of butterflies

Butterflies' special place in human culture stems from the fact that they have used their wings not only for flight, but as a canvas for some of the most striking patterns in nature. Evolving from an ancestral moth-like insect ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Tackling the 'credibility crisis' in science

Widespread failure to reproduce research results has triggered a crisis of confidence in research findings, eroding public trust in scientific methodology. In response, PLOS Biology is launching on January 4th, 2016, a new ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Other
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