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Harnessing Sperm to Treat Gynecological Diseases

Delivering drugs specifically to cancer cells is one approach researchers are taking to minimize treatment side effects. Stem cells, bacteria and other carriers have been tested as tiny delivery vehicles. Now a new potential drug carrier to treat...
20-Dec-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Panning for Silver in Laundry Wastewater

Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off when the clothes are laundered. The wastewater from this process could end up in the environment, possibly harming aquatic life, so...
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Blueberry Vinegar Improves Memory in Mice with Amnesia

Dementia affects millions of people worldwide, robbing them of their ability to think, remember and live as they once did. In the search for new ways to fight cognitive decline, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry...
20-Dec-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Improving Cyber Security in Harsh Environments

Many people don’t worry about the security of their personal information until it’s too late. And protecting data is even more important for military personnel, whose lives could be in danger if some types of information were to get into the...
13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Creating Surfaces That Repel Water and Control Its Flow (Video)

To prevent water and ice from making our shoes soggy, frosting our car windows and weighing down power lines with icicles, scientists have been exploring new coatings that can repel water. Now one team has developed a way to direct where the water...
13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Bringing ‘Avatar’-Like Glowing Plants to the Real World

The 2009 film “Avatar” created a lush imaginary world, illuminated by magical, glowing plants. Now researchers are starting to bring this spellbinding vision to life to help reduce our dependence on artificial lighting. They report in ACS’...
13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bioelectronic ‘Nose’ Can Detect Food Spoilage by Sensing the Smell of Death

Strong odors are an indicator that food has gone bad, but there could soon be a new way to sniff foul smells earlier on. As reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a bioelectronic “nose” that can specifically detect a key decay compound...
6-Dec-2017 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Diesel Vehicles in Oil Sands Operations Contribute to Regional Pollution

Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been linked to several health conditions, including heart disease and cataracts. Scientists investigating sources of the...
6-Dec-2017 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


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