Science

Making buttery spreads healthier

Researchers are replacing saturated fat with sunflower, rice bran, candelilla and other natural waxes to create healthier margarines and spreads for consumers. Credit: Functional Foods Research Unit A dollop of…

Distant viruses share a self-assembly mechanism

The multiple protein subunits (green, purple and red) of the plant-infecting bromo mosaic virus (left) have separate nucleation and growth phases similar to the MS2 bacteria-infecting virus (right). Credit: Brome…