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New findings on enzymes with important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

4 August, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have described the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease COVID-19. In contrast to previous studies, the study shows that no or very little ACE2 protein is present in the normal respiratory system.

Potato peel nets can provide more eelgrass

30 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

By fundamentally strengthening the seabed with a net made on potato peelings, the conditions for eelgrass to take root can increase significantly.

New research on metallic nanoparticles may lead to improved solar cells

27 July, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University explain their outstanding success in harvesting “hot electron holes”. The results of their work can be used to improve solar cells, photochemical reactions and photosensors. The scientific article is published in Nature Materials.

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils

20 July, 2020 - Umeå universitet

A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. An international research team shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100. The study was published today in Nature Geoscience.

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