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New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health and the environment

Looking forward in science often requires looking back, evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes. A classic case is Moore's Law, which predicts that the density of components on an integrated ...

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Scientists discover new molecule from local herb with potential for drug development

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have discovered a new molecule which can join together chains of amino acids the building blocks of protein.

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Tarantula toxin is used to report on electrical activity in live cells

Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical ...

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Scientists see how plants optimize their repair

Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings ...

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Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals

DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. ...

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Structure of an iron-transport protein revealed

For the first time, the three dimensional structure of the protein that is essential for iron import into cells, has been elucidated. Biochemists of the University of Zurich have paved the way ...

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Design of micro and nanoparticles to improve treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Enara Herran, a researcher at the UPV/EHU's Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, is working to improve the way Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatments are administered. And it ...

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Emergency aid for overdoses

Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently. It ...

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Researchers reach 'paradigm shift' in understanding potassium channels

A new discovery relating to one of the most common processes in human cells is being described as a 'paradigm shift' in understanding.

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Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines

Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Understanding the interdependency of ...

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