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Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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A marvelous molecular machine

Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Simulation reveals how bacterial organelle converts sunlight to chemical energy

Scientists have simulated every atom of a light-harvesting structure in a photosynthetic bacterium that generates energy for the organism. The simulated organelle behaves just like its counterpart ...

Thu 14 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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New twist on CRISPR technology

In a classic episode of an old-school TV comedy called I Love Lucy, we see Lucille Ball stepping into an assembly line job at a candy factory. As the pace of the conveyor belt exceeds her ability ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery

Chemotherapy has been the backbone of cancer treatment for decades, but it is notorious for its toxicity to healthy cells, severe side effects, and poor targeting of the intended tumors. Efforts ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer

What if you could cure cancer by re-engineering patients' cells to better target and destroy their own tumors? With the advent of powerful new cellular engineering technologies, this is no longer ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Understanding transporter proteins at a single-molecule level

Like a boat helping passengers cross a river, transporters move substances across cell membranes. This process is fundamental to the healthy functioning of cells in life forms from bacteria ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Deep Neural Network aims to improve imaging of cells

Improving the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases like cancer will require more detailed, rapid, and agile imaging technology that can show doctors not just what a specific organ ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Using sound waves to target tumours

Researchers trial a clever new way to deliver cancer drugs.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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New technology could help law enforcement detect smaller amounts of fentanyl with a higher degree of accuracy

Two years ago, Cambridge Police Detective Sgt. Louis Cherubino got a call from a needle exchange program in Central Square.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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