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A Low Energy Alternative for Chemical Separations?
News   Jul 19, 2019

In a bid to reduce the amount of energy used in chemical separations, such as refining feedstocks to make a wide variety of products including gasoline, plastics and food, researchers are working on membranes that could separate chemicals without using energy-intensive distillation processes.

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Bioinspired Chemistry Helps Cleanse Our Water
News   Jul 19, 2019

Powerful, safe and inexpensive oxidation catalysts inspired by the biological processes within us that break down even the most stubborn micropollutants have been revealed, leading the way in sustainable chemistry.

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Thieving Red Algae Steal Genes From Bacteria to Cope With Environmental Stresses
News   Jul 18, 2019

Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their genes from bacteria to cope with toxic metals and salt stress in hot springs, according to a study.

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Diving Into Swimming Pool Water Treatments
News   Jul 18, 2019

Many people are cooling off in swimming pools, but some of the substances that are made when chlorine in the water reacts with compounds in human sweat, urine or dirt aren’t so refreshing. Now, researchers have compared the effectiveness of different water treatment processes in mitigating these so-called disinfection byproducts (DBPs).

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Link Made Between Hyperthyroidism and Flame Retardants
News   Jul 17, 2019

Hyperthyroidism in cats has been associated with a class of flame retardants used in silicone pet tags, similar to the popular wristbands that many people wear for charitable causes.

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Unlikely miRNA in Milk Poses Any Dangers
News   Jul 17, 2019

Following a call to investigate potential dangers of consuming micro-RNAs (miRNAs) contained in cows' milk and dairy products, it appears highly unlikely that the miRNAs ingested with milk have any effect on human health.

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Growing Proteins for a Vegan Market
News   Jul 17, 2019

A university-based start-up wants to produce vegetable proteins for vegan meat substitutes. Their potential market is a million-dollar business.

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The Human Genome Goes Wireless
News   Jul 17, 2019

It seems like everything is going wireless these days. That now includes efforts to reprogram the human genome.

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No More Nasty Surprises With AI's Help
News   Jul 16, 2019

More than half of Earth's active volcanoes are not instrumentally monitored which could lead to unexpected dangerous events. A new volcanic monitoring platform using artificial intelligence could change this.

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Our Microbiome Is What We Eat
News   Jul 16, 2019

A high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut; while a low-quality diet is associated with an increase in potentially harmful bacteria. Modifying the microbiome through diet may therefore be part of a strategy to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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