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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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Food Analysis Hots Up!
News   Nov 08, 2019

Researchers have measured the amounts of capsaicinoids (the "hot" compound) and capsinoids, similar to capsaicinoids but without the heat, in three types of chili peppers as they ripen.

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Efforts To Control Cyanobacterial Blooms Look to Phosphorus Contamination
News   Nov 08, 2019

Researchers suggest adjustments are needed to the strategy to reduce cyanobacterial blooms in the lakes surrounding the Detroit River.

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Sesame Allergy Prevalent Among Children With Other Allergies
News   Nov 07, 2019

Investigators have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population.

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Scientist Wants To Add More Building Blocks to the Body’s Protein-making Kit
News   Nov 06, 2019

Andrew Buller, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, wants to add more building blocks to the body’s protein-making kit. In nature, there exist 20 of these building blocks, called amino acids, which make up the proteins that perform the work required to sustain life. Buller says scientists can create more, allowing them to expand the ways in which cells build proteins.

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An “Artificial Leaf” That Turns Carbon Into Fuel Has Been Created
News   Nov 05, 2019

Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by cheaply converting harmful carbon dioxide into a useful alternative fuel.

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Harvesting Genetics to Improve Watermelon Quality
News   Nov 04, 2019

An international team of researchers has taken a comprehensive look at the genomes of all seven species of watermelon, creating a resource that could help plant breeders increase the domestic fruit's quality and ability to thrive during an era of climate change.

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