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Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

A major international review of the state of the oceans 5 years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbour area close to the nuclear ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk 'micro-rockets' that can be used safely in biological environments

Sheffield engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk 'micro-rockets' that can be used safely in biological environments.

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Getting a grip on slippery cell membranes

Within each of our cells is a distribution system that uses molecular motors and filaments to move proteins, organelles, and other tiny bits of cargo along its inner framework, or cytoskeleton. ...

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Algae-based scaffold helps grow bioink for 3D-printed cartilage

Degeneration of cartilage in joints can be seriously painful, and it can be extremely difficult to repair. A new research effort at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) could ...

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Real life brain studies: 3D brain-on-a-chip

To study brain cell's operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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A strategy for 'convergence' research to transform biomedicine

What if lost limbs could be regrown? Cancers detected early with blood or urine tests, instead of invasive biopsies? Drugs delivered via nanoparticles to specific tissues or even cells, minimizing ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Use of drones for disaster missions put to the test

How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Molecular scissors help evolutionary investigation

Scientists at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) detected an important mechanism in the evolution of plant genomes: Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism, they studied the formation ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool'

The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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How molecules can do statistics

Mobile phones have become commonplace. Modern communication devices like mobile phones need to exchange huge amounts of information. However, what is hidden underneath the elegantly shaped plastic ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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