Electron storage and transfer in biochar materials

Electron storage and transfer in biochar materials

Biochar is receiving considerable attention because of its potential use in carbon capture, crop production, water quality control and environmental restoration. For a long time, its activity has been attributed to its adsorption properties. Recent work, however, indicates that biochar plays a much more active role in promoting abiotic and microbial transformations in water and soils, acting as a powerful […]

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The epigenetic effects of adverse early-life experiences

Dr Roth’s work explores the impact our environment, specifically stress, on our genes and how these epigenetic changes affect early life experiences.

Environmental factors interact with genetics in driving living organisms’ development throughout life. Epigenetics is the field of study that explores this interaction, as well as its potential effects on individuals’ behaviour and health. Dr Tania Roth, working at the University of Delaware in Newark, USA, carried out extensive research exploring the impact of the environment, particularly stress factors, on individual […]

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