The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station. Credit: James Linighan, Author provided As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work in, Antarctica. Researchers based in the UK regularly take four or five flights to reach the continent and […]

Possible Model for How Biological Polymers May Have Formed during the Origin of Life on Earth. Credit: Bracher Lab, Saint Louis University Uncovering how the first biological molecules (like proteins and DNA) arose is a major goal for researchers attempting to solve the origins of life. SLU researchers found that deliquescent […]

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the polymer network that makes up mucins. Credit: Katharina Ribbeck pecialized sugar molecules called glycans can disarm opportunistic pathogens and prevent infection. More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract — are lined with […]