Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

  • One argued silver lining of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is that plants will be better off. But a new study has found that the more extreme heat and drought brought on by climate change would cancel out most of the benefits for trees.
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common and most devastating muscular diseases. Now researchers have managed to use the CRISPR gene-editing tool to correct the condition in pigs, bringing the treatment ever closer to human trials.
  • Chameleons are well-known for their ability to change colors, but scientists have just discovered a new visual trick in the creature’s repertoire. Under UV light many types of chameleons have been found to fluoresce in vibrant patterns, which they may use to communicate with others of their species.
  • Many lizards are capable of breaking off and regrowing their tail, in order to escape predators. The newly-described Geckolepis megalepis gecko, however, possesses a rather interesting trait. When a predator tries to eat it, that creature often just ends up with a mouthful of tear-away scales.​