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Unlocking Photosynthesis Could Meet Growing Food Demands
News   Nov 14, 2019

Scientists have solved the structure of a key component of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to photosynthesis being "redesigned" to meet urgent food security needs.

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The Last Arctic Ice Refuge is Rapidly Disappearing
News   Nov 13, 2019

According to new research, the oldest and thickest sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as the rest of the ice in the Arctic.

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New Material Removes Roadblock to Highly Efficient Solar Cells
News   Nov 13, 2019

Scientists have developed solar cells with sandwich-like structures using perovskite, improving stability and removing the need for hazardous lead.

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Moving Diagnostics Out of the Lab and Into Your Hand
News   Nov 13, 2019

Electrochemical sensor platform technology could enable portable, multiplexed, point-of-care diagnostics for a wide range of applications.

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CRISPR: More Than Just for Gene Editing?
News   Nov 13, 2019

Case Western Reserve University researchers see a new opportunity in the CRISPR technique: A novel "universal biosensing" point-of-care medical device that rapidly and accurately detects troublesome viruses like human papillomavirus (HPV) or parvovirus (parvo).

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A Copy of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Has Been Stored in Synthetic DNA
News   Nov 12, 2019

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has found a way to ensure that this important document is stored for the foreseeable future. The document has been stored in synthetic DNA, and the capsule containing the DNA will be kept in one of the safest places in the world: the permafrost at the Arctic World Archive.

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Better Biosensor Technology Created for Stem Cells
News   Nov 11, 2019

A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurological disorders.

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Free Tool Facilitates Genetic Mapping of Polyploid Plants
News   Nov 11, 2019

An innovative genetic mapping system for polyploid species promises to facilitate the work of scientists and plant breeders who use genomics to develop varieties that are more productive and resistant to disease or drought.

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Child Deaths Significantly Reduced by Giving Nutritional Supplements
News   Nov 08, 2019

More than half of child deaths worldwide stem from preventable causes, such as adverse effects from malnutrition. A new study finds that child mortality significantly drops when children receive nutritional supplements rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

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Indoor Plants Aren't the Key to Better Air
News   Nov 08, 2019

Claims about the ability of indoor plants to improve air quality are vastly overstated, says new research.

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