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Targeting Headaches and Tumors with Nano-Submarines
Targeting Headaches and Tumors with Nano-Submarines
News   Jul 20, 2018

Scientists have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack tumors. In the future, this may lead to targeted treatment that can largely eliminate damage to healthy tissue.

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Why Might Super-Tasters be at Higher Cancer Risk?
Why Might Super-Tasters be at Higher Cancer Risk?
News   Jul 20, 2018

High bitter-taste sensitivity is associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer in older British women, according to researchers who conducted a unique study of 5,500 women whose diet, lifestyle and health has been tracked for about 20 years.

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Gotta Sample 'Em All! Underwater Pokéball Captures Ocean Life
Gotta Sample 'Em All! Underwater Pokéball Captures Ocean Life
News   Jul 20, 2018

A new device developed by Wyss Institute reseachers safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design. The ultimate aim is to allow the sea creatures to be (gently) analyzed in high detail.

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How do Forests Respond to Atmospheric Pollution?
How do Forests Respond to Atmospheric Pollution?
News   Jul 20, 2018

How forests respond to elevated nitrogen levels from atmospheric pollution is not always the same. While a forest is filtering nitrogen as expected, a higher percentage than previously seen is leaving the system again as the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, say researchers.

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Nano-tech Diagnostic Can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop of Blood
Nano-tech Diagnostic Can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop of Blood
News   Jul 20, 2018

A team of international researchers led by Professor Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics, have developed an automated diagnostic platform that can quantify bleeding – and thrombotic risks – in a single drop of blood, within seconds.

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Flying Lab Samples Wildfire Pollution
Flying Lab Samples Wildfire Pollution
News   Jul 20, 2018

Scientists have flown over the plumes of smoke rising from moorland fires in an adapted research aircraft to sample the atmospheric pollution from wildfires.

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Beach Water Quality Forecasting at Your Fingertips
Beach Water Quality Forecasting at Your Fingertips
News   Jul 19, 2018

Researchers have identified computer models that provide accurate short-term forecasts, or “nowcasts,” of beach water quality. This could improve on current methods that can require up to 24 hours to obtain results.

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Water May Affect Perception of Sweetness
Water May Affect Perception of Sweetness
News   Jul 19, 2018

Researchers have shown that the perception of sweetness depends on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva.

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption may Help His Swimmers!
Moderate Alcohol Consumption may Help His Swimmers!
News   Jul 19, 2018

The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count.

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Lake gives Clues to Earth's Ancient Atmosphere
Lake gives Clues to Earth's Ancient Atmosphere
News   Jul 19, 2018

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval leading up to the emergence of animal life.

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