May 9, 2022 Biology, Materials Sciences

New technology opens to a whole new set of investigations of biological wet samples

Characterisation of the hydrated specimen, using advanced spectroscopic and microscopic methods, is crucial…
March 14, 2022 Biology, Health

International collaboration provides new insights into an unusual DNA structural family

After almost seventy years from the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA,…
February 7, 2022 Biology, Health

How does ethanol inactivate viruses?

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the ongoing…
September 28, 2021 Biology, Health

New insights into how small extracellular vesicles fuse with a model cellular membrane

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanosized cell-derived compartments with cargo functions. They can transport…
June 14, 2021 Biology, Environment

Cigarettes are risky even after use

Cigarette butts are among the most common forms of litter in the world.…
March 29, 2021 Biology, Materials Sciences

Unraveling the the secrets of squids’ camouflage abilities

Reflectins are a family of structural proteins that are known to contribute to…
December 17, 2020 Biology, Environment

Microplastics found in the Antarctic terrestrial food web

Microplastics are plastic fragments below 1 millimeter in size, which can result from…
May 14, 2020 Biology, Health

Parkinson research shed lights on the iron-mediated interaction between alpha-synuclein and membrane models

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder in which the symptoms, mainly related…