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Do cyanobacteria make the neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA)?

The cyanobacterial origin of β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), an environmental neurotoxin, remains controversial. With a carefully designed genetic system as a control, we found no evidence for the production of BMAA by cyanobacteria from lab...
23-Sep-2023 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single Cell Protein: an alternative eco-friendly protein source derived from microorganisms

Single Cell Protein (SCP) is an alternative and eco-friendly protein source from microorganisms which can be produced by utilizing agro-industrial wastes. SCP presents multiple applications, including animal feed, human food, packaging and is...
23-Sep-2023 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Thermal Processable, Self-Healing, and Fully Bio-based Starch Plastic

Researchers have proposed a novel strategy for the development of sustainable and degradable bioplastics. This starch plastics, which possess integrated advantages including superior flexibility, excellent thermal processability, waterproof...
19-Sep-2023 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advancing Coastal Waterbird Conservation in China: Policy Progress and Challenges

This article reviews conservation measures taken in recent decade to protect waterbirds in China's coastal wetlands and provides recommendations for future conservation action from three aspects: policy and administration, habitat conservation and...
19-Sep-2023 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Assessing the Global Impact: Floods and Infectious Diseases Over Three Decades

Natural flood disasters were associated with increased new cases and deaths of enteric infections, neglected tropical diseases, and respiratory infections. Concerted efforts should be made to design better strategies for adaptation to prevent and...
19-Sep-2023 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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One of the Oldest Land Plant Lineages, Clubmosses (Selaginella) are Re-classified

Clubmosses (Selaginella sensu lato) emerged over 383 million years ago in the Devonian Period, predating dinosaurs. These ancient vascular plants hold significant value in unraveling land plant evolution. Presently, Selaginella stands as the sole...
19-Sep-2023 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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All-optical generation of static electric field in a single metal-semiconductor nanoantenna

Nanosystems with opportunity to control their characteristics via combination of electrical/optical signals with external biasing is the next stage of nanophotonics evolution.
19-Sep-2023 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Upconversion photoluminescence appears to shine polarized and brighter

Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles emerged recently as an attractive material platform for light emission. It underpins various innovative applications such as optical cryptography, luminescent probes, and lasing. An effective strategy for...
19-Sep-2023 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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