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Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease

A study of airborne nanoparticles which are nearly impossible to measure in our air - may explain why pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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New drug-delivery method doubles duration of ibuprofen

While graphene can claim the title of science's sexiest wonder material, other substances called metal-organic-frameworks or MOFs, have been quietly changing the world while their single-atom-thick ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Researchers identify genes that help trout find their way home

In the spring when water temperatures start to rise, rainbow trout that have spent several years at sea traveling hundreds of miles from home manage, without maps or GPS, to find their way back ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI offers greater range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Nanodiamonds - synthetic industrial diamonds only a few nanometers in size - have recently attracted considerable attention because of the potential they offer for the targeted delivery of vaccines ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Understanding the architectures of inner mitochondrial membrane proteins

Membrane proteins make up approximately a quarter of all gene products and are the targets of over 50 percent of all modern pharmaceutical drugs. The inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) proteome ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fighting infections with a silver sword

Silver and other metals have been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Electronic gut-checking capsule tested on humans

A couple of years ago, Australia's RMIT and Monash universities announced the development of a swallowable electronic capsule that measures concentrations of intestinal gases, and transmits ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Gizmag

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Researchers make tool for understanding cellular processes more useful

Understanding how proteins and other molecules move around inside cells is important for understanding how cells function. Scientists use an experiment called Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching, ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Nanotechnology designed to speed up the hardening of concrete

It has been possible to demonstrate scientifically that tobermorite can be produced at 400 C when above 200 C it had been thought to be impossible. This mineral has been found in concrete buildings ...

10 hours ago from Eurekalert

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