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Ebola-fighting Protein Discovered
Ebola-fighting Protein Discovered
News   Dec 14, 2018

A human protein called RBBP6 helps fight the Ebola virus by interfering with its replication cycle, and a small molecule drug that mimics the function of this protein could one day be an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study.

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Moving to Bioplastics Will Not Necessarily Help Climate Change
Moving to Bioplastics Will Not Necessarily Help Climate Change
News   Dec 14, 2018

Researchers assesses the potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics.

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Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms
Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms
News   Dec 14, 2018

Researchers have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off notoriously problematic biofilm sludges.

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Organic Food Worse for the Climate
Organic Food Worse for the Climate
News   Dec 14, 2018

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required.

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What's With Smelly Wine?
What's With Smelly Wine?
News   Dec 13, 2018

Aging often improves the flavor of wine, but sometimes the beverage emerges from storage with an unpleasant smell.

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Watch Small-molecule Drug Interactions Inside Cells
Watch Small-molecule Drug Interactions Inside Cells
News   Dec 13, 2018

Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry have developed a method to visualize whether drugs are regulating protein–protein interactions inside cells.

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Ash from Wildfires Could be Protecting Us from Harm
Ash from Wildfires Could be Protecting Us from Harm
News   Dec 13, 2018

Studying ash from recent California wildfires has shown that burned material in forests might help sequester mercury that otherwise would be released into the environment.

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Water Identified on Asteroid
Water Identified on Asteroid
News   Dec 13, 2018

Observations made by the spacecraft during its approach of Bennu reveal that the asteroid interacted with water in its early history and is an excellent specimen for the mission, which is slated to return a sample of surface material to Earth in 2023.

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3D Tracking How a Virus Moves Through a Mosquito
3D Tracking How a Virus Moves Through a Mosquito
News   Dec 13, 2018

Researchers hope to one day inhibit the genes involved with the release of the virus from within the mosquito’s stomach to prevent future transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Macrophages Important for Mending a Broken Heart
Macrophages Important for Mending a Broken Heart
News   Dec 12, 2018

Macrophages have been identified as key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.

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