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Taking Control of Key Protein Stifles Cancer Spread in Mice

May 20, 2016 12:25 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

In a new study, scientists report that by wresting back control of a protein, they could restore multiple defenses in the lungs of mice, staving off cancer's spread there.

Modified Microalgae Converts Sunlight into Medicine

May 20, 2016 12:16 pm | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in manipulating a strain of microalgae to form complex molecules to an unprecedented extent.

App Detects Stale Beer

May 20, 2016 12:05 pm | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Chemists have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes color upon detecting furfural.

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Leap in Carbon Dioxide Levels Hits Record High

May 20, 2016 10:38 am | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Levels of carbon dioxide in the air increased to a new record last month. Scientists are once again pointing to extreme weather events caused by El Niño as contributors to the jump in CO2 levels.

Faintest Early-universe Galaxy Confirmed

May 20, 2016 9:27 am | by W. M. Keck Observatory | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on Maunakea, Hawaii.

First Steps in Muscle Regeneration Identified

May 20, 2016 9:21 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Scientists have found the first real evidence of how muscles may be triggered to regenerate or heal when damaged.

Monster Crocodile May be Florida’s Newest Invasive Species

May 20, 2016 9:11 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look.

Fruit Fly Brains Shed Light on Why We Get Tired After Staying Up Too Late

May 20, 2016 9:03 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people, researchers say they’ve identified brain cells that are responsible for why delaying bedtime creates chronic sleepiness.

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Mirrors Blamed for Fire at World's Largest Solar Plant

May 20, 2016 8:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A small fire shut down a generating tower Thursday at the world's largest solar power plant, leaving the sprawling facility on the California-Nevada border operating at only a third of its capacity, authorities said.

Electronic Device Detects Molecules Linked to Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

May 20, 2016 8:44 am | by FAPESP | News | Comments

A biosensor detects molecules associated with neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer. The device is basically a single-layer, organic, nanometer-scale transistor on a glass slide.

Microcolumns Enhance Large Molecule Bioanalysis Workflow

May 19, 2016 4:51 pm | by Thermo Fisher Scientific | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s MSIA Strepdavidin EVO microcolumns have been designed to bring the novel mass spectrometric immunoassay (MSIA) affinity purification technology to Tecan’s Freedom EVO series of robotic platforms.

Pass-through Chambers Minimize Particle Build-up

May 19, 2016 4:50 pm | by Terra Universal, Inc. | Terra Universal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal’s BioSafe Corian Pass-Through Chambers are made with material supplied by DuPont.

Mars, Earth, Sun Line up Perfectly in Sky This Weekend

May 19, 2016 3:18 pm | by Associated Press, Marcia Dunn | News | Comments

Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it's Mars' turn. On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky.

Building a Faster, More Versatile 3-D Printer

May 19, 2016 3:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

3-D printing has inspired visions of manufacturing revolutions, but is currently held back by inefficiency and the underwhelming quality of available materials.

Personalizing Medicine for Arthritis Patients

May 19, 2016 3:01 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Joint injury can lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). In fact, about half of all people who rupture the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee will develop PTOA within 10 to 20 years of the injury.

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