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Key to pathogenic slime uncovered

(Phys.org) —Dental plaque, the sludge in hot springs and black slime inside of toilets are all examples of biofilms, made of slick communities of bacteria that also play roles in many diseases.

dateSep 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation

Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year from anesthesia complications when they capture and relocate the animals. That's 1 to 2 percent of the black rhinos that are moved annually, but ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Ecology
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To watch DNA unwrap, blank out the proteins

Biophysics is a science of shapes – the shapes of molecules like DNA as they wrap and unwrap around protein cores, for instance. Cornell researchers have unveiled a new method for observing such processes ...

dateAug 12, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Ingested nanoparticles may damage liver

(Phys.org) —Nanoparticles in food, sunscreen and other everyday products have many benefits. But Cornell biomedical scientists are finding that at certain doses, the particles might cause human organ damage.

dateAug 12, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Liners can protect pipelines during earthquakes

Cornell civil engineers report that retrofitting pipelines with "cured-in-place pipe" (CIPP) linings – flexible tubular membranes saturated with thermosetting resin – would prevent earthquake damage to ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in Engineering
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