Category: Science

Molecular net fishes sugar from blood

Continuous blood-sugar monitors might someday include a newly developed molecule that binds glucose. Credit: Amelie Benoist/BSIP/Alamy Chemistry 15 November 2018 Synthetic tool that binds to glucose could prove useful for people with diabetes. A...

‘Oriental’ archaeology society reconsiders its name

NEWS 13 November 2018 Members of the American Schools of Oriental Research are pushing to update wording they consider outdated and racist. Ewen Callaway Search for this author in: Tombs at Sidon, Lebanon, were...

How to handle the one-size-fits-all PhD

CAREER COLUMN 09 November 2018 Young researchers can use various strategies to help them to cope with the pressures and demands of doctoral programmes. Lena Constantin Lena Constantin is a postdoctoral research fellow in...

How to handle the one-size-fits-all PhD

CAREER COLUMN 09 November 2018 Young researchers can use various strategies to help them to cope with the pressures and demands of doctoral programmes. Lena Constantin Lena Constantin is a postdoctoral research fellow in...

Heart-in-a-dish dances to the beat

Replica heart tissue throbs (shown above slower than actual speed) with a rhythm similar to that of a true heartbeat. Credit: Lemme et al./Stem Cell Rep. Stem cells 09 November 2018 Bioengineered tissue mimics...