Daire Carroll

See-through soil revealing the hidden half of plant life

A team at the James Hutton Institute, a Scottish centre for crop research, has captured the corkscrew motion of roots growing through soil. This advance in our understanding of plant growth is possible thanks to a new imaging technology: transparent soil. Dr. Adalvan Martins led the work in the research...
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Posted Jun. 4, 2020

A promising new treatment for chronic liver disease

Trials, using viruses to eliminate bacterial infections linked to alcoholic hepatitis, show the hints of a new wave of treatments for the age of antibiotic resistance. The research also has much wider implications for the targeted control and manipulation of the gut microbiome.
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Posted Nov. 25, 2019