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Mon, 12th Nov 2012

What is Ash Dieback?

Symptoms of Chalara ash dieback. A fungal disease affecting the ash trees of Europe. Picture shows how the wood within a branch turns a brownish-grey colour, which often extends longitudinally down the stem or branch. (c) Courtesy The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

In this NewsFlash - Ancient Arrowheads in Africa, a working lung-on-a-chip disease model and the disease attacking european Ash trees...

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  • 00:22 - Earliest evidence for bows, arrows and human language

    Delicate stone arrowheads dating from 71,000 years ago have been unearthed in South Africa, providing the earliest indirect evidence for high-level human language and technological capacity.

  • 03:55 - Modelling Human Disease with a Lung-on-a-Chip

    Mimicking human organs and diseases in the lab could help to investigate diseases and rapidly screen compounds to find new drugs, and now, researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have made a lung-on-a-chip capable of modellin...

  • 06:11 - What is Ash Dieback?

    A major news story in the UK this month has been the discovery of Ash dieback disease, a fungal infection that destroys ash trees. To find out more about this threat and whether or not we can control it before it spreads further, we’re joined by Reading University Plant Patholo...

  • 16:42 - Password Passed Down Before Hatching

    In Fairy-wrens, hungry chicks need to give a password to get food from their mother, and research published in Current Biology shows that they learn this password while still in the egg....



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