Discover Education | Aims and scope

Discover Education is part of the Discover journal series committed to providing a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage. It is a multi-disciplinary, open access, innovation-focused journal publishing results of research from a broad range of education fields with the potential to impact social and academic development.     

Aims and Scope

Education focuses on our future by definition and Discover Education provides a platform for research on the challenges and developments that education will face in the future. Discover Education is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original work in all areas of education, serving the community as a broad-scope journal for academic trends and future developments in the field. The journal publishes a broad range of article types and formats and there are no limitations when it comes to either theoretical, empirical or methodological content. Discover Education

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Researchers discover how cells can survive in high salt concentrations

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Credit: UPF – IRB Barcelona

Cells have to constantly adapt to their surroundings in order to survive. A sudden increase in the environmental levels of an osmolyte, such as salt, causes cells to lose water and shrink. In a matter of seconds, they activate a mechanism that allows them to recover their initial water volume and avoid dying.

Finding out which genes are involved in surviving osmotic stress was the subject of a study led by the laboratories of Dr. Posas and Dr. de Nadal at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and Dr. Valverde at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), in collaboration with a group led by Dr. Moffat from the University of Toronto (Canada). wide-genome genetic screening, the scientists discovered the central role of a gene known as LRRC8A in cellular ability to

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