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Engineers devise technology for rapidly testing drug-delivery vehicles in zebrafish

MIT engineers have devised a way to rapidly test hundreds of different drug-delivery vehicles in living animals, making it easier to discover promising new ways to deliver a class of drugs called ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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At the interface of math and science

In popular culture, mathematics is often deemed inaccessible or esoteric. Yet in the modern world, it plays an ever more important role in our daily lives and a decisive role in the discovery ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fat molecules influence form and function of key photosynthesis protein

(Phys.org) A mysterious space within a protein critical to photosynthesis is filled with fat molecules that influence both the protein's architecture and electrical properties, according to ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Attacking persister cells that are responsible for making bacteria resistant to new drugs

(Phys.org) We face an urgent global health problem because scientists are not developing new antibiotics as fast as bacteria are developing antibiotic resistance.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Smelly discovery challenges effectiveness of antimicrobial textiles

Anti-odour clothing may not be living up to its promise, and an ALES researcher is saying it could all be a matter of how the product was tested.

Fri 26 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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Chemistry: Chemical con artists foil drug discovery

Naivety about promiscuous, assay-duping molecules is polluting the literature and wasting resources, warn Jonathan Baell and Michael A. Walters.

Wed 24 Sep 14 from Nature News

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Green light for clever algae

Phytoplankton not only constitutes the foundation of the food chain in the oceans, it also fixes carbon through photosynthesis and generates oxygen with the help of solar energy. A considerable ...

Fri 26 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Penn team studies nanocrystals by passing them through tiny pores

An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing ...

Fri 26 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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US issues new rules for university germ research

The Obama administration is tightening oversight of high-stakes scientific research involving dangerous germs that could raise biosecurity concerns, imposing new safety rules on universities ...

Wed 24 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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