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Graphene 'droplets' open up possibilities in drug delivery, disease detection

A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics energy storage and energy generation takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human ... - Read More

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

suggests that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees A summary of the research led by Frank Bosmans Ph D an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns ... - Read More

LEGO bricks turned into scientific tool to study plant growth

Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth ... - Read More

'Onion' vesicles for drug delivery developed

One of the defining features of cells is their membranes Each cell's repository of DNA and protein making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins Scientists have attempted to replicate these ... - Read More

How red tide knocks out its competition

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables but doesn't kill other species of algae The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem Marine ... - Read More

Progress on detecting glucose levels in saliva: New biochip sensor

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva The advance is an important step toward a device that ... - Read More

Compounds in Saliva and Common Body Proteins May Fend Off DNA-Damaging Chemicals in Tea, Coffee and Liquid Smoke

Released 5 30 2014 12 30 PM EDTSource Newsroom Johns Hopkins Medicine more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Food and Chemical Toxicology CA62924May 31 2014 A compound ... - Read More

Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled

The latest organ on a chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure functions and cellular make up of bone marrow a complex tissue that until now could only be studied ... - Read More

High-strength materials from the pressure cooker: New materials made quickly and in eco-friendly manner

A Surprise in Materials Chemistry At Vienna University of Technology materials for lightweight construction protective clothing or sports equipment can be produced at high temperatures and high pressures This process is faster better and more ... - Read More

Bionic plants: Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers

Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More

A wristband for a different kind of cause ... environmental health

From Livestrong to Purple Paws trendy wristbands have come to represent causes from cancer to ending cruelty to animals Add a new wristband of a different sort one that could close the loop on determining ... - Read More

Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins

System
Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals But bioengineers at the University of California Berkeley saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that ... - Read More

Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation

You might not think of microbes when you consider biodiversity but it turns out that even a moderate loss of less than 5% of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead ... - Read More

Ahoy! First ocean vesicles spotted

Ocean, Ocean
Marine cyanobacteria tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 are primary engines of Earth's biogeochemical and nutrient cycles They nourish other organisms through the provision of oxygen and ... - Read More

Water pollution in Mozambique

Pollution, Pollution
During her PhD project Olivia Carolina Narciso Pedro has studied the incidence of cyanobacteria and the production of microcystins toxic peptides in three different drinking water systems in Mozambique and established methods for monitoring cyanotoxins ... - Read More

Silkworms spin colored silks while on a 'green' dyed-leaf diet

Green
For some 5 000 years cultivated silkworms have been spinning luxurious white silk fibers destined for use in the finest clothing But current dyeing practices produce wastewater that contains potentially harmful toxins so scientists are ... - Read More

'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins

Toxins, Toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore forming toxin produced by MRSA methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin This nanosponge vaccine enabled the immune systems of ... - Read More

How scavenging fungi became a plant's best friend

Fungi
Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants More than two thirds of the world's plants depend on ... - Read More

Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children's congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers' exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Congenital heart defects occur ... - Read More

Changing the conversation: Polymers disrupt bacterial communication

Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other a study led by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown The findings published in the ... - Read More
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