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Playfully Unlocking Molecular Secrets

(June 22nd, 2017) Life scientists from Imperial College London helped to develop a new free mobile computer game, which wants to crack one of the hardest problems in biological science – how molecules fit together.

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Cyborgisation of Mankind

(June 21st, 2017) Switzerland-based publisher Frontiers awarded its first Frontiers Spotlight Award, honouring an entire research topic – brain augmentation.

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Run the Experiments (10) - An Unusual Meeting

(June 19th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times serialised crime story.

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Science Fun of the Week

(June 16th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: Prokaryote Poetry.

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Fighting Fraud Together

(June 15th, 2017) A new European network tackling scientific misconduct was launched in May. Will it be a step forward to academic integrity?

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Popular Poplar on Social Media

(June 13th, 2017) Expecting tweets only from birds sitting in trees? A poplar tree at Wageningen University learned to twitter itself – with a little help from the scientists who work with it.

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Run the Experiments (9) - A Serious Loss

(June 12th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Science Fun of the Week

(June 9th, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: A precious case from Middle Earth.

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Gold for Protein Scientist

(June 8th, 2017) Maya Schuldiner from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is the recipient of the 2017 EMBO Gold Medal. She receives the award for significantly advancing the understanding of protein synthesis, trafficking and quality control in yeast.

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Run the Experiments (8) - Viva Espana!

(June 6th, 2017) Here's a new episode of Lab Times' serialised crime story.

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Science Fun of the Week

(June 2nd, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The evolution of household articles.

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Defying the Limits of the Visible

(June 1st, 2017) Viruses, proteins or subcellular structures are only possible to observe through expensive techniques that often kill or destroy the sample. But this might change as a group of scientists in Europe are pushing the boundaries of what optics has so far allowed us.

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