One hypothesis to explain the process by which exotic species become invasive ones predicts that exotic plants lose the herbivores associated with their area of origin. A study shows for the first time consistent evidence of herbivores declining after the invasion of the shrub Senecio pterophorus.
Although crystallography is very present in our surroundings, and crystallographic methods are used in many fields, it is a complicated science for many scientists and technologists. A multidisciplinary team has developed a tool to facilitate learning and understanding of symmetry, a basic aspect of this science.
Growth stunting in childhood has long-term consequences, such as short stature and reduced muscle mass in adulthood. A study on its short-term shows that growth stunting is associated with lower muscle development and modification of patterns of body fat in adolescence.
Self-assembly processes at molecular level allow certain control on porosity, morphology and nanostructure of materials and their properties. In organosilicas, which are hybrid materials applied in a great variety of fields, such self-organization may be induced during the sol-gel process under some conditions.
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