Nanosilver and the future of antibiotics

Precious metals like silver and gold have biomedical properties that have been used for centuries, but how do these materials effectively combat the likes of cancer and bacteria without contaminating the ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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From worker to queen at the drop of a gene

Biologists from the University of Leicester have discovered that one of nature's most important pollinators - the buff-tailed bumblebee – either ascends to the status of queen or remains a lowly worker ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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'Deep web search' may help scientists

When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren't the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information—sometimes called the "Deep Web"—that isn't indexed by search ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Severe ozone depletion avoided

We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

dateMay 26, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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DNA mutations get harder to hide

Rice University researchers have developed a method to detect rare DNA mutations with an approach hundreds of times more powerful than current methods.

dateMay 26, 2015 in Biochemistry
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