The entire salmon genome has been mapped in a large project, which involved researchers at Umeå University. The results published in the journal Nature provide better chances of protecting salmon farms from viruses, but also of preserving the wild salmon species for the future.
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The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning. Today, a ground-breaking study has been published in PNAS, which in detail describes how such a drug works. Researchers at the Swedish Defence Rese...
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish’s general state of health is the single most important factor for surviving...