Research on a radical new way to combat malaria and other devastating diseases could be knocked off track if a UN biodiversity conference imposes a moratorium on the work, a group of scientists have said.
The shallow seas around Britain absorb tens of million of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year, scientists have discovered. This plays a critical role in stabilizing the country’s ecology and in lessening the impact of carbon emissions.
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take ‘unprecedented’ actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change.
Scientists using machine learning — a type of artificial intelligence — with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given.
Researchers have, for the first time successfully created a protein from scratch capable of binding to a small target molecule. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine designed a cylindrical protein called a beta barrel, which has a cavity to bind the target.
Backache may be down to our genes, research has revealed. Three mutations linked to the world’s leading cause of disability have been identified by scientists in a breakthrough that could lead to new therapies.