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Documentary Review: Resistance

Documentary Review: Resistance

🕔21:26, 23.Mar 2016

Antibiotics are one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern medicine. But an engaging new documentary explains how their overuse is driving bacterial resistance, and how it may lead us to a world without them.

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Foregone Forensics: A Brief History of Crime Solving

Foregone Forensics: A Brief History of Crime Solving

🕔21:05, 23.Mar 2016

Early forensic science was based on guesswork and rudimentary identification techniques. Since the 1984 invention of DNA fingerprinting, analysts have been able to determine guilt with ever-increasing certainty.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

🕔12:29, 5.Feb 2016

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

🕔23:35, 3.Feb 2016

Proteins accomplish some of the most complex biological mechanisms in the human body. They form the basis of the immune system. They are responsible for muscle contraction. They allow for gene expression. Now, scientists aim to create a new class

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔15:42, 2.Feb 2016

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.

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Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

Rewriting Life: How Changing the Genetic Code Changes Everything Else

🕔20:11, 29.Mar 2015

A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

🕔22:53, 18.Jan 2015

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

🕔22:41, 18.Jan 2015

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

🕔16:29, 18.Jan 2015

Recently, a team of 146 scientists unraveled the genome of the tsetse fly, the vector of a lethal disease called sleeping sickness. With this new genetic information, many scientists have proposed innovative solutions to protect the 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected by this disease.

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

🕔14:23, 18.Jan 2015

A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.

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