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10/24/2021
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  • Boosting boron's utility
    Boron, a metalloid element that sits next to carbon in the periodic table, has many traits that make it potentially useful as a drug component. Nonetheless, only five FDA-approved drugs contain bor...
  • New face mask prototype can detect Covid-19 infection
    Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable sensors that...
  • A test that detects COVID-19 variants in your spit
    With the Delta variant wreaking havoc on unvaccinated populations and COVID-19 cases spiking around the world, the pandemic is far from over. Despite the impressively fast development of SARS-C...




  • Source of new CFC emissions discovered
    Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11 have increased by around 7,000 metric tons from eastern China, according to a new study by an international team of scientists i...






  • A new way to deliver microRNAs for cancer treatment
    Twenty years ago, scientists discovered that short strands of RNA known as microRNA help cells to fine-tune their gene expression. Disruption or loss of some microRNAs has been linked to cancer, ra...
  • How to make metal alloys that stand up to hydrogen
    High-tech metal alloys are widely used in important materials such as the cladding that protects the fuel inside a nuclear reactor. But even the best alloys degrade over time, victims of a reactor'...
  • Strength and ductility for alloys
    For the steel industry, there may be a way out of the dilemma that has existed since people began processing metal. Scientists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf (Germany...
  • A novel interpretation of Raman spectra will help the 2020 Mars rover
    In 2020, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover that will be tasked with probing a region of the planet scientists believe could hold remnants of ancient microbial life. The rover will collect sampl...
  • Atomic structures of proteins elucidated
    The more we know about the agents that cause disease, the more specifically we will be able to combat them. These are the words of Prof. Adam Lange of the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakolo...


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