Retinas revived after donor’s death open door to new science

Take heed to the newest from the world of science, with Shamini Bundell and Benjamin Thompson.

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00:57 Reviving retinas to grasp eyes

Analysis efforts to study extra about ailments of the human eye have been hampered as these organs degrade quickly after loss of life, and animal eyes are fairly completely different to these from people. To handle this, a crew have developed a brand new technique to revive retinas taken from donors shortly after their loss of life. They hope it will present tissue for brand new research wanting into the workings of the human eye and nervous system.

Analysis article: Abbas et al.

08:05 Analysis Highlights

A way that simplifies chocolate making yields aromatic flavours, and 3D imaging reveals a few of the largest-known Native American cave artwork.

Analysis Spotlight: Learn how to make a fruitier, extra floral chocolate

Analysis Spotlight: Cramped chamber hides a few of North America’s greatest cave artwork

10:54 Did life emerge in an ‘RNA world’?

How did the earliest biochemical course of evolve from Earth’s primordial soup? One widespread idea is that life started in an ‘RNA world’ from which proteins and DNA developed. Nevertheless, this week a brand new paper suggests {that a} world composed of RNA alone is unlikely, and that life is extra prone to have begun with molecules that have been half RNA and half protein.

Analysis article: Müller et al.

Information and Views: A attainable path in direction of encoded protein synthesis on historical Earth

17:52 Briefing Chat

We focus on some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the ‘polarised sun shades’ that helped astronomers establish an ultra-bright pulsar, and the way a chemical in sunscreen turns into poisonous to coral.

Nature: A ‘galaxy’ is unmasked as a pulsar — the brightest outdoors the Milky Approach

Nature: A typical sunscreen ingredient turns poisonous within the sea — anemones counsel why

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