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Coffee Pots, Lego and Red Cabbage Water Turn Spotlight on “Green Chemistry”
News   Jul 16, 2019

Using light and electricity to activate molecules instead of toxic chemical reagents will enable the sustainable manufacture of next generation medicines and other innovative products, according to scientists.

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Genetic Study Suggests Anorexia Nervosa Is at Least Partly a Metabolic Disorder
News   Jul 16, 2019

A large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The results suggest that the genetic origins of the disorder are both metabolic and psychiatric.

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Accelerating Chemical Synthesis With "Turbo Chip"
News   Jul 16, 2019

Researchers have developed a process that facilitates and accelerates chemical synthesis and biological screening by combining all steps on a chip.

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Uncovering Chemo-resistance in Cancer
News   Jul 16, 2019

Some cancers do not respond to treatment with one of the most effective chemotherapy drugs: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) – now we know why.

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Biocompound From Atlantic Rainforest Tree Combats Parasite
News   Jul 16, 2019

Natural compounds isolated from Nectandra leucantha, a neotropical tree species belonging to the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest biome in Brazil, where its common name is canela-seca or canela-branca, could result in new medications for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

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Cellular Pathway Tied to Cancer
News   Jul 16, 2019

Scientists have discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be helpful for reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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AI Called DeepCubeA Can Solve a Rubik's Cube in a Fraction of a Second
News   Jul 16, 2019

Since its invention by a Hungarian architect in 1974, the Rubik's Cube has furrowed the brows of many who have tried to solve it, but the 3D logic puzzle is no match for an artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

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Disease Biomarker Identification: The Zoo Animals Doing Their Bit for Science
News   Jul 16, 2019

Researchers want to use similar genetic patterns, which have been present in the blood of humans and animals for thousands of years, to improve computer-assisted disease prognosis.

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Use of Hearing Aids Associated With Better Brain Function in Later Life
News   Jul 16, 2019

A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.

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Tackling Harmful Indoor Pollution in India
News   Jul 16, 2019

A study provides new insights about an Indian program that aims to solve one of the most difficult developmental challenges of the 21st century – smoky kitchens.

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