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Reproducing the computational environments of experiments

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Experiments increasingly rely on high-performance computing software that plays a crucial role in producing and interpreting data. Differences in software environments can cause problems when those experiments need to be reproduced – so scientists at the MDC in Berlin are helping find a solution.Reproducing experiments and results is a cornerstone of science, but researchers acknowledge that actually achieving this feat can be tricky. Specific...Powered by WPeMatico

Mode of action of the vaccine adjuvant flagellin in fusion proteins has been clarified

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Fusion proteins consisting of antigens and the bacterial adjuvant flagellin are promising vaccine candidates. They have the potential to induce immune responses in a targeted and reliable manner, thus conveying protection against infectious diseases. In addition, they can favourably influence misdirected immune reactions, for example as part of a treatment against allergies. Researchers from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have now clarified the mode of action of such a candidate for the treatment of birch pollen allergies. In its edition of 05 September 2017, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports on the results of this research.To induce sufficiently strong immune responses during vaccination, either the antigen itself against which the immune response is directed at (for examp...

Diverse Landscapes Are More Productive and Adapt better to Climate Change

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Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes. These are the key findings environmental scientists at the University of Zurich made in a study of about 450 landscapes harbouring 2,200 plants and animal species.The dramatic, worldwide loss of biodiversity is one of today's greatest environmental problems. The loss of species diversity affects important ecosystems on...Powered by WPeMatico

First Detailed Decoding of Complex Finger Millet Genome

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Finger millet has two important properties: The grain is rich in important minerals and resistant towards drought and heat. Thanks to a novel combination of state-of-the-art technologies, researchers at the University of Zurich were able to decode the large and extremely complex genome of finger millet in high quality for the first time. This represents a fundamental basis for improving food security in countries like India and parts of Africa.For many poor farmers in India and Africa, finger millet is a major staple food. The crop species is not only a rich source of minerals like calcium, iron,...Powered by WPeMatico

Organic photodiodes – more economical detectors for the NIR region

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be introducing a new generation of organic photodiodes on silicon substrates (OPD-on-silicon) during the SEMI European Imaging & Sensors Summit 2017, September 20-22 in Grenoble, France, at MINATEC, Booth 42.Optical sensors are pervasive. Domestic life as well as the industrial environment are hard to imagine without them. For example, digital cameras using CMOS...Powered by WPeMatico

How receptors for medicines work inside cells

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G protein-coupled receptors are the key target of a large number of drugs. Würzburg scientists have now been able to show more precisely how these receptors act in the cell interior.The human genome encodes hundreds of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). These form the largest group of receptors through which hormones and...Powered by WPeMatico

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems

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Researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.In their paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors synthesised currently available evidence and documented the profound...Powered by WPeMatico

Did you know that specialty light sources help to analyze undesirable pollutant emissions?

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Smog hanging over cities is the most familiar and obvious form of air pollution. But there are different kinds of pollution—some visible, some invisible.Generally any substance that people introduce into the atmosphere that has damaging effects on living things and the environment is considered air pollution.Powered by WPeMatico