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£2.2M Collaboration to Fuel Drug Developments for HIV
£2.2M Collaboration to Fuel Drug Developments for HIV
News   Sep 18, 2017

A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM) has been awarded a further £2.2M ($3M) to develop sophisticated new medicines for HIV.

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Air Quality in “Green” Housing Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Building Materials
Air Quality in “Green” Housing Affected by Toxic Chemicals in Building Materials
News   Sep 13, 2017

Researchers tested for nearly 100 chemicals—including phthalates, flame retardants, pesticides, antimicrobials, fragrances, formaldehyde, and chlorinated solvents. Findings could lead to healthier homes, especially for low-income groups living in subsidized housing.

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A Cheaper, Faster Test to Detect E. coli in Drinking Water
A Cheaper, Faster Test to Detect E. coli in Drinking Water
News   Sep 13, 2017

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.

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Unprecedented Data on Atmosphere’s Organic Chemistry Gathered
Unprecedented Data on Atmosphere’s Organic Chemistry Gathered
News   Sep 13, 2017

The MIT team, as well as some of the other research groups, developed instruments that specifically targeted these hard-to-measure organic compounds.

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New Tech Enables Loading of DNA Into Sequencing Wells With Orders of Magnitude Higher Efficiency
New Tech Enables Loading of DNA Into Sequencing Wells With Orders of Magnitude Higher Efficiency
News   Sep 13, 2017

A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents.

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PCR Identifies Fungal Spore "Death Clouds" Key to Holding Back Invasive Moth Species
PCR Identifies Fungal Spore "Death Clouds" Key to Holding Back Invasive Moth Species
News   Sep 12, 2017

A fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates “death clouds” of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new Cornell study.

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Why Some Listeria Strains Survive Good Food Hygiene Standards
Why Some Listeria Strains Survive Good Food Hygiene Standards
News   Sep 07, 2017

An “islet” of two genes located in one area of the Listeria genome appears to increase the bacteria’s survival under alkaline and oxidative stress conditions.

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Portable Mass Spectrometer Could Help Forensic Investigations
Portable Mass Spectrometer Could Help Forensic Investigations
News   Sep 05, 2017

BYU researchers have created a miniaturized, portable spectrometer, with capabilities of its larger counterparts, which could help with a range of on-site forensic needs.

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Techniques Used in Forensic Science Help Discover New Molecular Fossils
Techniques Used in Forensic Science Help Discover New Molecular Fossils
News   Sep 05, 2017

Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.

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Radiological Crimes Investigation
Radiological Crimes Investigation
News   Sep 05, 2017

Results of materials exercises that evaluate new approaches to nuclear forensics will be presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, D.C.

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