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Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments.

Putting drug discovery back on target

'The world urgently needs new medicines for many diseases such as Alzheimer's, depression, diabetes and obesity,' says Professor Chas Bountra. 'Yet the pharmaceutical industry's success rate for generating truly novel medicines remains low, despite investing tens of billions of dollars.'

Ocean health in 'downward spiral'

The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than previously thought, according to a new review of marine science.

Pigeon wingman rules

Travelling in flocks may make individual birds feel secure but it raises the question of who decides which route the group should take.

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