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Single-Dose, Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection in Macaques


Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks.
12-Nov-2014 9:05 AM EST

Electronic 'Tongue' to Ensure Food Quality


An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease.
12-Nov-2014 9:05 AM EST

Artificial Retina Could Someday Help Restore Vision


The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this...
12-Nov-2014 9:05 AM EST

Could Non-Gluten Proteins Play a Role in Celiac Disease?

Gluten proteins in wheat products might not be the only ones involved in celiac disease.
5-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Microrockets Fueled by Water Neutralize Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents


With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical...
29-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Why Plants Don't Get Sunburn

Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them from sun damage. Now, in an article in the Journal...
29-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Turning Waste From Whisky-Making Into Fuel — Close to Commercial Reality?

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a...
22-Oct-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Olive Oil More Stable and Healthful Than Seed Oils for Frying Food


Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food — think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using...
22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
13-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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