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The fascinating world of biological sciences can often be hard to understand, especially when it comes to very specialised and detailed research topics. Here, terms and mechanisms such as transcription factor, phosphorylation cascade and translocation could be too complex for people without in-depth biological knowledge. The result is a disinterest in an actual incredibly interesting and inspiring area of work and knowledge.

This blog aims to simplify biological research and make it approachable for laymen with interest in more details of specific biological mechanisms and study results. Topics include latest research in the field of plant, animal and human biology, as well as reviews of whole subject areas.

This being said, enjoy and leave your comments.

Recent Plant Biology Blog Posts

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    The molecular regulation of the Circadian Rhythm
    12. September 2016
    Living organisms keep track of time to optimise different functions to reoccurring events. The main time tracking mechanism is the inner clock, also called...
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    Cold plasma in seed, fruit and vegetable decontamination and plant disease control – Part 1
    2. October 2017
    Plasma is considered the fourth state of matter, and cold plasma has been shown as an effective method for inactivation of bacteria and fungi...
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    Cold plasma in seed, fruit and vegetable decontamination and plant disease control – Part 2
    2. October 2017
    The effects of cold plasma on seed and fruit decontamination also suggest beneficial effects of cold plasma in plant disease control without detrimental effects...
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    Immune Response of Plants – Part 1
    2. October 2017
    Plants represent a rich source of nutrients that is desired by microorganisms. To prevent exploitation, plants have developed defence response mechanisms that can be...
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    Immune Response of Plants – Part 2
    2. October 2017
    Recently, the zig zag model for plant-pathogen interaction was criticised and an alternative has been proposed: the Invasion model.

Recent Human Biology Blog Posts

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    Circadian clock, sleep and the regulation of the human body
    2. October 2017
    Living organisms keep track of time to optimise different functions to reoccurring events. The main time tracking mechanism is the inner clock, also called...
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    Beneficial Effects of Bright Daylight and Blue Light on Human Performance
    2. October 2017
    Light is an essential environmental stimulus that is important for the regulation of the circadian rhythm. It also seems to affect cognitive performance, memory...
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    Further beneficial Effects of Light on Human Health and Performance
    2. October 2017
    The circadian rhythm is an important regulatory mechanism of the body. In connection with the circadian rhythm, light seems to affect the metabolism and...
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    Lion’s mane lets neurons grow
    14. January 2018
    Has lion’s mane mushroom actually an effect on neuron growth, or is it just another disappointing “miracle drug” and temporary hype?

Recent Animal Biology Blog Posts

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    Insects – the new animal feed in the EU
    24. October 2017
    Could insects be used to feed livestock and what would be the benefits to use insects compared to conventional feed?
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    Insect based feed for animals in aquaculture in the EU
    25. October 2017
    Several insect species have been approved for the production of feed for animals in aquaculture in the EU. This article gives an overview of...
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    Black soldier fly larvae as fish feed in the EU
    9. November 2017
    The utilisation of black soldier fly larvae for the production of feed for fish species that are mainly reared in the EU.
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    House fly larvae as fish feed in the EU
    3. December 2017
    The utilisation of house fly larvae for the production of feed for fish species that are mainly reared in the EU.
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    Combining black soldier fly meal and house fly larvae meal for a superior fish feed
    9. December 2017
    Black soldier fly larvae and house fly larvae meal are already established as fish feed ingredients in the EU. A combination of both meals...
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    Black Soldier Fly for Biodiesel production
    21. February 2018
    Large amounts of organic wastes accumulate worldwide every year. How could Black Soldier Fly be used to transform organic wastes into biodiesel?

Recent Fun in Science Blog Posts

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    Music from within the cell
    29. October 2017
    What would it sound like if DNA and the coded proteins could be translated into music?