Feb 19, 2017

Advances in imaging could deepen knowledge of brain

New imaging techniques enable exploration of the brain in much more detail than ever before, opening the door to greater understanding of neurological problems and possibly new treatments, researchers say. Showcased at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

Scientists turn to genes to put taste back into tomatoes

Jan 27, 2017

Scientists turn to genes to put taste back into tomatoes

Bite into a supermarket tomato and you may notice something missing: taste. Scientists think they can put the yum back into the grocery tomato by tinkering with its genetic recipe. Researchers are reinstalling five long-lost genetic traits that add much of the sweet-yet-acidic taste ...

In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Nov 18, 2016

In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast

Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make them — around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew. A team ...