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We Love Our Caffeinated Treats So Much That It's in Our Blood
News   Nov 27, 2019

Whilst conducting mass spectrometry research, scientists found caffeine in all of the supposedly pure blood samples they were using.

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Elevated Toxic Mercury in Mountain Lions Linked to Coastal Fog
News   Nov 27, 2019

Marine fog brings more than cooler temperatures to coastal areas. Researchers have discovered elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions, the latest indication that the neurotoxin is being carried in fog, deposited on the land, and making its way up the food chain.

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A Coat of Silk and Microbes Boosts Agriculture at Salty Sites
News   Nov 26, 2019

Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils.

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Wearable Sweat Sensor Could Help Gout Patients
News   Nov 26, 2019

New research describes a mass-producible, wearable sensor that can monitor levels of metabolites and nutrients in a person's blood by analyzing their sweat.

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Greenhouse Gas Levels Reach Record High
News   Nov 26, 2019

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be confronted with increasingly severe impacts of climate change.

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Growing Carbon Nanotubes From Old Newspapers
News   Nov 25, 2019

Old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single-walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale, according to new research.

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Rice Teams Up With Bacteria and Fungi
News   Nov 25, 2019

Nitrogen nutrition has been improved in rice by interaction with rhodotorula mucilaginosa and its N2-fixing endobacteria, offering the hope of improved crop yields.

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New Device Permits a Closer Look at Previously Inaccessible Areas of the Genome
News   Nov 25, 2019

Expansions of DNA repeats are very hard to analyze. A method that
combines nanopore sequencing, stem cell, and CRISPR-Cas technologies allows for a detailed look at these previously inaccessible regions of the genome.

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Useful Chemical Made From Air Pollutant Gas
News   Nov 25, 2019

A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks to a new advanced material.

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New Study Shows Connection Between Air Pollution, Alzheimer’s-like Brain Changes
News   Nov 22, 2019

This is the first study to really show, in a statistical model, that air pollution was associated with Alzheimer’s-like brain changes with declines in memory performance.

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