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New plant engineering method could help fill demand for crucial malaria drug

A new and inexpensive technique for mass-producing the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin, could help meet global demands for the drug, according to a study to be published in the journal eLife. Artemisinin is produced …

A few genetic tweaks may help corals survive climate change

Like an unhappy landlord, coral kicks out its tenants—symbiotic algae that live in its mineral skeleton—when the weather gets too hot. That’s because as temperatures rise, the food-providing algae start to produce something else: toxic chemicals similar to hydrogen peroxide. …

This is what city living does to birds

City life is notoriously stressful, altering hormone levels and taking its toll on the immune system. Now, new research in birds suggests it might accelerate the aging process as well. To investigate how an urban upbringing influences aging, researchers fostered …

John-Arne Røttingen named Research Council’s new Director General

Today, John-Arne Røttingen was officially appointed as the new Director General of the Research Council of Norway. Dr Røttingen will be coming from his current position as Executive Director of the domain for Infection Control and Environmental Health at the …

Violence puts women in their place

In order to say anything about gender and violence – apart from counting the number of men and women who abuse or are being abused – we need to look at the meaning behind the violence, according to the Norwegian …

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