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Pollinator decline – an ecological calamity in the making?

Posted on 6. August, 2018.

Pollination is an ecosystem function that is fundamental to plant reproduction, agricultural production and the perpetuation of terrestrial biodiversity. An estimated 87.5% (approximately 308,000 species) of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects and other animals, and more than three quarters of the major types of global food crops derive at least some benefit from animal pollination. 


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Averting Comfortable Lifestyle Crises

Posted on 12. June, 2014.

How have climate change and diet shaped the evolution of human energy metabolism, and responses to vitamin C, fructose and uric acid?


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Metal-based drugs

Posted on 5. June, 2014.

Metals have been considered for millennia to have medicinal values and with the advent of modern medicine, numerous metal-based drugs have proven to be highly effective in the clinic.


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Free for the next 7 days - Chemical synthetic biology

Posted on 10. May, 2014.

The new and fashionable term synthetic biology (SB) is used mostly to indicate a field that is aimed at synthesising biological structures or life forms in the laboratory which do not exist in nature; this is based on the engineering principles of standardisation, modularisation and characterisation, coupled to systematic design.


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One hundred years ago in Science Progress . . .

Posted on 25. April, 2014.

We take another look at the scientific topics being discussed in Science Progress at the beginning of the twentieth century.


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Free 2014 Trial for Science Progress

Posted on 20. March, 2014.

We are delighted to offer a free trial for Science Progress for the whole of 2014. This will give readers access to over 400 pages per year of high quality scientific content written by experts from all over the world.


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Nutrimetabonomics: nutritional applications of metabolic profiling

Posted on 20. March, 2014.

An individual’s metabolic phenotype, and ultimately health, is significantly influenced by complex interactions between their genes and the diet. Studying these associations and their downstream biochemical consequences has proven extremely challenging using traditional hypothesis-led strategies. Metabonomics, a systems biology approach, allows the global metabolic response of biological systems to stimuli to be characterized.


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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident - Free Commentary

Posted on 11. March, 2014.

With a total output of 4.7 GW, the Fukushima I (Daiichi) nuclear power plant was on the list of the world’s 15 largest NPPs, consisting of six light water, boiling water reactors (BWR).


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Platinum anticancer drugs and photochemotherapeutic agents: recent advances and future developments

Posted on 3. March, 2014.

Platinum-based chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin, carboplatin and oxaliplatin are widely applied for the treatment of various types of tumours. Over the last few decades, a large variety of Pt(II) and Pt(IV) complexes have been developed to improve the applicability in a wider spectrum of cancers, increase their therapeutic window and reduce the dose-limiting side effects.


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