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50-Year Review of Key Detergent Ingredient Use Shows No Adverse Environmental Impacts

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A comprehensive review of five decades’ worth of research shows that high volume use of major detergent ingredients have had no adverse environmental impacts to waterways and river sediments, according to a paper co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (www.cleaninginstitute.org). The review article was published in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (Volume 44, Issue 17, 2014).

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Learning the Smell of Fear: Mothers Teach Babies Their Own Fears via Odor

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Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers’, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her fear something specific, her baby will quickly learn to fear it too -- through her odor when she feels fear.

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Cell's Recycling Center Implicated in Division Decisions

Most cells do not divide unless there is enough oxygen present to support their offspring, but certain cancer cells and other cell types circumvent this rule. Researchers have now identified a mechanism that overrides the cells’ warning signals, enabling cancers to continue to divide even without a robust blood supply.

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Researchers Produce Record-Length Mirror-Image Protein

Study shows that a cellular 'chaperone' can also fold mirror-image proteins.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Find Genetic Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Tumors

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Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.

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Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity

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Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.

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