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Optimize This! Enhancing the Quality and Consistency of Cannabis and Extraction

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Everyone makes the best extracts. But are they optimized? And what does “the best” mean; does it mean high yield, high quality, or both? And what is quality anyway? Quality begins in the cultivation process and continues throughout the handling of the product from seed to sale.

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The Science of Caffeine: The World's Most Popular Drug

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Reactions is looking at the science behind the most popular drug: caffeine. Delicious coffee chemistry!

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Wood Sponges that Soak Up Oil

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Sponges have been made from wood that can selectively absorb oil, and then can be squeezed out and used again.

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Stunning Images from Microscopy

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Download this image gallery to see how a variety of techniques have been used to capture stunning images of the world beyond the naked eye.

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Be Good to Your Heart

Be Good to Your Heart

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An inexpensive portable air purifier in a home is powerful enough to clear a good portion of miniscule particles from the air — a simple move that may protect the heart.

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Should You Eat a Low-gluten Diet?
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When healthy people eat a reduced-gluten and fiber-rich diet they experience less intestinal discomfort and bloating but this is more likely due to a change in composition of dietary fibers than gluten itself.

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Rising Sea Levels May Build, Not Destroy, Coral Reef Islands
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Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives.

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You Just Flushed Something Valuable Down the Toilet
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The first reported use of photosynthetic microbes in a battery-like 'bioelectrochemical system' shows that purple bacteria could turn wastewater treatment plants into zero-carbon fuel generators.

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Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and Pollutants
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Motivated by a deadly chemical attack in Syria, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are pursuing research that may help save lives during an airborne chemical attack. The team used the Stampede2 supercomputer and innovative computer simulation models to replicate the dispersion of the chemical gas released in the Syrian event, which may help improve evacuation speed during future attacks.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
High-Throughput LC-MS for Early Drug Screening and Biomarker Detection
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In this article, we explore two novel high-throughput analytical methods based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis that can augment early drug screening and biomarker detection in the clinic.

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Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
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When you go to the shops to buy the weekly groceries, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself thinking about where your food has come from. Is this organic? Is that free-range? You are perhaps less likely to find yourself wondering, “Is this food fake?”

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
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An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.

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