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Medieval friars were ‘riddled with parasites’, study finds

A new analysis of remains from medieval Cambridge shows that local Augustinian friars were almost twice as likely as the city’s general population to be infected by intestinal parasites.
19-Aug-2022 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Floating ‘Artificial Leaves’ Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

Researchers have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.
17-Aug-2022 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Algorithm learns to correct 3D printing errors for different parts, materials and systems

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.
16-Aug-2022 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Large number of stem cell lines carry significant DNA damage, say researchers

DNA damage caused by factors such as ultraviolet radiation affect nearly three-quarters of all stem cell lines derived from human skin cells, say Cambridge researchers, who argue that whole genome sequencing is essential for confirming if cell lines...
11-Aug-2022 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prostate Cancer Cases Risk Being Detected Too Late Due to Misleading Focus on Urinary Problems

Men with early, curable stages of prostate cancer are missing opportunities to have their cancer detected because national guidelines and media health campaigns focus on urinary symptoms despite a lack of scientific evidence, say experts at the...
4-Aug-2022 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smart lighting system based on quantum dots more accurately reproduces daylight

Researchers have designed smart, colour-controllable white light devices from quantum dots – tiny semiconductors just a few billionths of a metre in size – which are more efficient and have better colour saturation than standard LEDs, and can...
3-Aug-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prehistoric roots of ‘cold sore’ virus traced through ancient herpes DNA

Ancient genomes from the herpes virus that commonly causes lip sores – and currently infects some 3.7 billion people globally – have been uncovered and sequenced for the first time by an international team of scientists led by the University of...
28-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

A study of 29 European lakes has found that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than on natural matter like leaves and twigs.
26-Jul-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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