Identifying a silicon transporter to improve the yield of rice

From Science China Press 20/11/23 Silicon (Si) is abundant in terrestrial environments and accounts for 0.1% to 10% of a plant’s dry weight. Certain plant species show high levels of Si accumulation, and research has identified high Si accumulation as a protective mechanism against abiotic (drought, cold, heat) and biotic stressors (living organisms). Oryza sativa […]

Traumatic memories can rewire the brain

From National Institutes of Natural Sciences 10/11/23 Scientists have long speculated about the physical changes that occur in the brain when a new memory is formed. Now, research from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) has shed light on this intriguing neurological mystery. In a study recently published in Nature Communications, The research team […]