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3D printing adds another dimension

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Nina Notman learns how 4D printing is opening the door to unique smart materials whose applications may only be limited by our imaginations

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The incredible antibodies of sharks, llamas and camels

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Sharks and llamas share a strange quirk of their immune systems. Hayley Bennett finds out how their ‘nanobodies’ could help us tackle Covid and a host of other diseases

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The human health observatory in our sewers

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From tracking disease outbreaks to monitoring drug use, there’s a lot to be learned from the things we flush down the toilet, Katrina Krämer finds

Unnatural amino acids

Life’s chemistry goes through the looking glass

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Chemists were taught that natural systems only use L-amino acids. Andy Extance finds out just how wrong that is proving

The human health observatory in our sewers

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From tracking disease outbreaks to monitoring drug use, there’s a lot to be learned from the things we flush down the toilet, Katrina Krämer finds

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Methane – the other greenhouse gas

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Bárbara Pinho looks at the problem of methane emissions and how scientists are trying to prevent them

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The curious case of the ancient brain

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A 2000 year old decapitated Yorkshire man and the ancient proteins in his preserved brain might provide clues to modern diseases, as Hayley Bennett discovers