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  • Admired and controversial: gene pioneer Craig Venter

    Admired and controversial: gene pioneer Craig Venter

    First Craig Venter deciphered the human genome, then he created the first bacterium with an artificial genome. But the American gene pioneer has always been controversial. A portrait.
    December 06, 2021
  • How dinosaurs lived 193 million years ago

    How dinosaurs lived 193 million years ago

    We know that certain dinosaurs were social. Now researchers are proving that the animals lived in herds much earlier than previously thought. The secret of their early evolutionary success?
    November 29, 2021
  • Adapter makes immune cells destroy cancer

    Adapter makes immune cells destroy cancer

    An adaptor makes immune cells fight cancer cells. Such “BiTE” agents have already proven effective against blood, lung and prostate cancer, researchers report.
    November 22, 2021
  • 29 tonnes of plastic waste fished out of the Pacific Ocean

    29 tonnes of plastic waste fished out of the Pacific Ocean

    In a test phase lasting several weeks, the organisation “The Ocean Cleanup” successfully collected tonnes of plastic on the ocean surface with its system “Jenny”.
    November 15, 2021
  • Artificial nacre takes on a load-bearing role

    Artificial nacre takes on a load-bearing role

    Researchers have developed a new building material that indicates dangerous internal deformations: by glowing. With the increasing use of lightweight construction - for example in aircraft construction - this is a great advantage.
    November 08, 2021
  • Robots revolutionize neurosurgery

    Robots revolutionize neurosurgery

    Robots were intended to advance surgery to the next level. Instead, they fell into disrepute as a result of medical errors and high costs. To date, brain surgery is the field where the technology can best play to its strengths. The robotic assistants increase the precision and efficiency of delicate procedures.
    November 05, 2021

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