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Article ID: 704091

Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

Georgia Institute of Technology

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell, which provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells, could be paired with batteries or supercapacitors to provide a hybrid power source for the medical devices.

Released:
15-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703495

Broad genome analysis shows yeasts evolving by subtraction

University of Wisconsin-Madison

An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an expansive picture of their evolution over the last hundreds of millions of years, including an analysis of the way they evolved individual appetites for particular food sources that may be a boon to biofuels research.

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6-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703534

We now know how RNA molecules are organized in cells

Universite de Montreal

With their new finding, Canadian scientists urge revision of decades-old dogma on protein synthesis

Released:
7-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703543

Cleaning Contaminated Groundwater at the Umatilla Chemical Depot (Podcast)

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

How can we remove toxic contaminants like TNT from groundwater? Jack Istok and Mandy Michalsen are using pioneering bioremediation and bioaugmentation methods developed here at Oregon State to restore the groundwater at the Umatilla Chemical Depot.

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8-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703564

Scientists Extend Mechanism for Cracking Biochemical Code

University of California San Diego

After eight years of study, a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Johns Hopkins University published new findings about how to read the body’s histone code in the Nov. 7 issue of Science Advances. The findings answer a key question in the dynamic research area of epigenetics—adding chemical tags to DNA and histone proteins to alter cell functions without changing DNA sequence. Understanding the fundamental principles of how epigenetic information is transduced in the cell eventually could lead to developing new drugs for fighting diseases like cancer.

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7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703512

Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics This Month in Atlanta, Georgia

American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics this year, with more than 3,000 attendees expected from around the world. Journalists are invited to attend the meeting for free. Press registration may be obtained by emailing the American Institute of Physics' Media Line at media@aip.org.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703541

Goldilocks and the optimal mating distance: Neither too small nor too large but just right

University of Michigan

Evolutionary theory predicts that the fitness of an individual is maximized when the genetic differences between its parents are neither too small nor too large but some ideal amount known as the optimal mating distance.

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7-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 703410

From Lotion to Ocean Liner

University of Delaware

An eco-friendly technology for greener cosmetics and cleaner engine lubricants, made from approximately 50 percent biomass (grasses, corn husks, wood chips, etc.) and 50 percent common cooking oil.

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6-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 703102

Laser Technology May Be a Key to Rehabilitating Greening-Diseased Citrus Trees

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

With the updated technology, a laser shoots infra-red energy pulses at citrus tree leaves. That energy cracks the cuticles on the leaves and increases the penetration of agrochemicals – including bactericides -- into the leaves by more than 4,000 percent.

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30-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT

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