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Cause of E. coli Beach Closures? Gulls!
Cause of E. coli Beach Closures? Gulls!
News   May 25, 2018

Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings.

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Tiny Particles Carry Tumor Shrinking Drugs into the Brain
Tiny Particles Carry Tumor Shrinking Drugs into the Brain
News   May 25, 2018

MIT researchers have now devised a new drug-delivering nanoparticle that could offer a better way to treat glioblastoma. The particles, which carry two different drugs, are designed so that they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and bind directly to tumor cells.

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Strong Immune Response in Diseased Corals Potential Trade-Off
Strong Immune Response in Diseased Corals Potential Trade-Off
News   May 25, 2018

Researchers have found a correlation between a strong immune response in diseased corals and a lower expression of genes associated with growth and reproduction.

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Diamonds Could Decrease Cost of Imaging and Spectroscopy Devices
Diamonds Could Decrease Cost of Imaging and Spectroscopy Devices
News   May 25, 2018

A new approach shows great promise for enhancing the signal from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) using lasers without expensive magnets.

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New Areas of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics
New Areas of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics
News   May 25, 2018

Parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems.

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Missing Link Between Blow Flies and Possible Pathogen Transmission
Missing Link Between Blow Flies and Possible Pathogen Transmission
News   May 24, 2018

Determining whether blow flies have consumed animal fecal material versus animal tissue has important implications for both human public health and animal conservation. A recent study shows how that determination can be made.

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Helping Dental Aligners Fight Off Bacteria
Helping Dental Aligners Fight Off Bacteria
News   May 24, 2018

Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these appliances can become contaminated, so one group have developed a film to prevent bacteria from growing on them.

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Carcinogen Hazard From BBQ Smoke
Carcinogen Hazard From BBQ Smoke
News   May 24, 2018

Primary exposure to carcinogenic PAHs is through diet, however new research shows that skin was the second-highest exposure route, with barbecue smoke one of the main culprits.

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Nanomaterials Help Great Works of Art
Nanomaterials Help Great Works of Art
News   May 24, 2018

It turns out that works of art might be their own worst enemy — the canvases they were painted on can deteriorate over time. In an effort to combat this aging process, one group report that nanomaterials can provide multiple layers of reinforcement.

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What an All-Nighter Does to Your Blood
What an All-Nighter Does to Your Blood
News   May 22, 2018

Altered sleep and meal timings from pulling an all-nighter just once can disrupt levels and patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood, including those that influence blood sugar, energy metabolism, and immune function.

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