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Smartphone-Based Device for Detecting Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Microbe (Video)

Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. But the highly infectious virus can also strike closer to home, with water- and foodborne outbreaks occurring in...
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Unraveling the History and Science Behind Ancient Decorative Metal Threads

When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times and have been used by cultures around the world.
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Nanoparticles Could Someday Give Humans Built-in Night Vision

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage.
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Skin Creams Aren’t What We Thought They Were

Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes with slathering on a creamy lotion. Topical creams generally contain a few standard ingredients
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‘MasSpec Pen’ for Accurate Cancer Detection During Surgery

A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair normal functions, but not taking enough can mean the disease could recur.
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Chipping Away at How Ice Forms Could Keep Windshields, Power Lines Ice-Free

How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still aren’t well understood, but researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface...
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Peptide Hydrogels Could Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) –– defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function –– sent 2.5 million people in the U.S. to the emergency room in 2014, according to statistics from the U.S.
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American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition Press Conference Schedule

Attend press conferences live – online at or in person - at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition. Press conferences will be held Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.
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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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