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Sequencing Shows How Evolution Can Undermine Bioprocess Commercialization
Sequencing Shows How Evolution Can Undermine Bioprocess Commercialization
News   Feb 22, 2018

Rapid evolution can suppress the effect of pro-production genes in biochemical processes.

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Colour Changing Bacteria are ‘Chameleons’ of the Ocean
Colour Changing Bacteria are ‘Chameleons’ of the Ocean
News   Feb 22, 2018

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to new research.

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Are Fluoride Guidelines Appropriate?
Are Fluoride Guidelines Appropriate?
News   Feb 21, 2018

The appropriate use of fluoride has transformed oral health over the past 70 years, in part due to the guidelines created for fluoride intake. Recently, researchers are questioning these longstanding guidelines which served as advisory recommendations for decades.

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Could Oil-Degrading Microbes Protect the Arctic?
Could Oil-Degrading Microbes Protect the Arctic?
News   Feb 21, 2018

Oil-eating microbes play a major role in degrading oil and reducing the impact of spilled oil during oil disasters. However, researchers have now examined the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments.

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Bac­teria-Eat­ers to Pre­vent Food Pois­on­ing?
Bac­teria-Eat­ers to Pre­vent Food Pois­on­ing?
News   Feb 21, 2018

Bacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just in health care, but also in the food industry, a study indicates.

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CRISPR's New CAMERA is a Cellular Data Recorder
CRISPR's New CAMERA is a Cellular Data Recorder
News   Feb 21, 2018

CAMERA, a CRISPR-based cell recording system, could provide science with a whole new level of detail into cellular events.

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Microanalysis of Biological Samples for Early Disease Detection
Microanalysis of Biological Samples for Early Disease Detection
News   Feb 20, 2018

A group of researchers from Osaka University has now developed a nonlinear optical crystal (NLOC) chip, which combines THz waves with a microfluidic device, utilizing the close proximity of the THz wave source and the solution of interest in a microchannel.

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction Could Now Look to Your DNA
Forensic Facial Reconstruction Could Now Look to Your DNA
News   Feb 20, 2018

Researchers have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The potential applications are numerous. Doctors could use DNA for skull and facial reconstructive surgery, forensic examiners could sketch a perpetrator’s face on the basis of DNA retrieved from a crime scene, and historians would be able to reconstruct facial features using DNA from days long gone.

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Adding Crushed Rock to Farmland Could Reduce CO2 and Protect Crops from Disease
Adding Crushed Rock to Farmland Could Reduce CO2 and Protect Crops from Disease
News   Feb 20, 2018

Farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and capture CO2 from the atmosphere, a new study has found. The pioneering research suggests that adding fast-reacting silicate rocks to croplands could capture CO2 and give increased protection from pests and diseases while restoring soil structure and fertility.

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Graphene on Toast, Anyone?
Graphene on Toast, Anyone?
News   Feb 20, 2018

Scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics. The lab is investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly embed conductive identification tags and sensors into the products themselves.

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