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Drinking Too Little Could Be Bad for Your Waistline
News   Apr 23, 2019

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks than those who drink water.

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Fluorescent Lighting Linked to Inflammation
News   Apr 23, 2019

Fluorescent lighting has become one of the most common artificial light sources in use today, but new research suggests there may be unexpected consequences at the genetic level.

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Diversifying the Natural Building Blocks of Life
News   Apr 23, 2019

Using EBX reagents, researchers have converted the C-terminal carboxylic acid of peptides into a carbon-carbon triple bond - an alkyne (in chemical jargon a "decarboxylative alkynylation"). The alkyne moiety is a very valuable functional group that can be used to further modify the peptides.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Continues to Impact Environment
News   Apr 23, 2019

A long-term study suggests the oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig leak is still affecting the salt marshes of the Gulf Coast.

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Antimicrobial Paints Have a Blind Spot
News   Apr 23, 2019

Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria, but researchers caution that these paints might be doing more harm than good when it comes to spore-formers.

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HIV Suppressed for up to Four Months by Novel Antibody
News   Apr 18, 2019

Regular infusions of an antibody that blocks the HIV binding site on human immune cells may have suppressed levels of HIV for up to four months.

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Protein Structure Predictions With Deep-learning
News   Apr 18, 2019

Scientists have used a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to predict the 3D structure of effectively any protein based on its amino acid sequence.

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Ancient Pee Reveals Switch From Hunting to Herding
News   Apr 18, 2019

To reconstruct the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding, researchers turned to an unusual source: urine salts left behind by humans and animals.

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Managing Meat Demand and Greenhouse Gases
News   Apr 18, 2019

Humans’ love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new study evaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects.

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Got Cow's Milk Covered
News   Apr 18, 2019

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Scientists now report a comprehensive, centralized database of all known bovine milk compounds.

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