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Under attack from caterpillars, plants flash a warning signal

Calcium channel signals are quick to respond. Ben Lewis reports.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Band-Aid-sized ultrasound device could cost as little as $100

Ultrasound equipment doesn't come easy, often taking the shape of large, clunky contraptions that cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a bid to make these invaluable medical ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Gizmag

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Silver nanoparticles toxic for aquatic organisms

Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in consumer products, such as clothing and personal care products, in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. That ...

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3-D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes

Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3-D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water ...

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Designer enzyme conquers sulfite reduction, a bottleneck in environmental cleanup

Researchers have cleared one hurdle toward environmental cleanup of certain contaminants with a newly designed synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide—a notoriously complex ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from

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Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules

The efficacy of chemotherapy treatment depends on how effectively it reaches cancerous cells. Increasing targeted delivery could mean decreasing side effects. Scientists are enhancing methods ...

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New test kit enables quick, accurate, inexpensive screening of diseases

Test results are denoted by a colour change and could be further analysed by a smartphone app, making it attractive as a point-of-care diagnostic device

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Fluorescence-activating beta-barrel protein made from scratch for first time

For the first time, scientists have created, entirely from scratch, a protein capable of binding to a small target molecule. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine ...

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Chemists create circular fluorescent dyes for biological imaging

Sept. 18, 2018—University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of ...

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New method promises fewer side effects from cancer drugs

Protein research is one of the hottest areas in medical research because proteins make it possible to develop far more effective pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes, cancer and other ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from

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