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Transgenic rice lowers blood pressure of hypertensive rats

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have made transgenic rice that contains several anti-hypertensive peptides. When given to hypertensive rats, the rice lowered their blood pressure.
19-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cellular nanosponges could soak up SARS-CoV-2

Researchers reporting in Nano Letters have used nanosponges coated with human cell membranes –– the natural targets of the virus –– to soak up SARS-CoV-2 and keep it from infecting cells in a petri dish.
16-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lessening water quality problems caused by hurricane-related flooding

June 1 is the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, with flooding often the most damaging effect of tropical storms. Now, in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers study water quality impacts of two recent hurricanes in North...
28-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Winds spread PFAS pollution far from a manufacturing facility

Concerns about environmental and health risks of some fluorinated carbon compounds have prompted manufacturers to develop substitutes, but these replacements are increasingly coming under fire themselves. Scientists have been studying how widely...
22-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanobowls serve up chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells

For decades, scientists have explored the use of liposomes –– hollow spheres made of lipid bilayers –– to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumor cells. Now, researchers report in ACS’ Nano Letters a way to stabilize liposomes by embedding a...
15-May-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fluorescent technique brings aging polymers to light

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed a method to visualize variations in polymers that arise with age.
1-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A milder hair dye based on synthetic melanin

Researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed a process to dye hair with synthetic melanin under milder conditions than traditional hair dyes.
24-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New recycling method could make polyurethane sustainable

Researchers report in ACS Central Science a way to recycle used polyurethanes into equivalent or even higher-value items.
24-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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...
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