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Magnetic nanoparticles could salvage yucky wine

If wines such as cabernet sauvignon contain high amounts of chemical compounds known as alkylmethoxypyrazines (MPs), their fruity/floral bouquet can be overwhelmed, resulting in an off-putting ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold

Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. Now ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Attacking bacteria with shark skin-inspired surfaces

Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But scientists are finding that sharks could inspire a new type of surface that would attack ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Repair and regeneration of peripheral nerves possible with dual polymer hydrogel adhesive

Researchers have demonstrated that a novel biocompatible adhesive made of two naturally derived polymers is 15 times stronger than adhesive materials currently used for nerve reconstruction ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials

Researchers of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have generated four peptides, molecules smaller than proteins, capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth

Research led by Kuhan Chandru and Jim Cleaves from the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, has shown that reactions of alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to the alpha-amino ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics

Biophysicists have developed a method for modifying the surface of micro- and nanoparticles—tiny structures measuring between a thousandth and a millionth of a millimeter —by covering them ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers can count on improved proteomics method

Every cell in the body contains thousands of different protein molecules and they can change this composition whenever they are induced to perform a particular task or convert into a different ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Proteins as a 'shuttle service' for targeted administration of medication

Precise targeting of medicine is no longer a vision of the future. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has successfully developed proteins that function like a shuttle ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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