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Drug tracked in tissue

When a new drug is developed, the manufacturer must be able to show that it reaches its intended goal in the body's tissue, and only that goal. Such studies could be made easier with a new method now established ...

Oct 17, 2011
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Team develops new technique for dating silk

Strand for strand no fabric can compare to the luxurious feel, luminosity and sheen of pure silk. Since millennia, the Chinese have been unraveling the cocoons of the silk worm (Bombyx mori) and weaving the fibers into s ...

Sep 13, 2011
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Detecting molecules on skin

NPL is developing a state-of-the-art technique called 'ambient surface mass spectrometry' that can quickly detect small molecules on the surface of the skin and could benefit the $250 billion a year personal ...

Sep 07, 2011
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Deep recycling in the Earth faster than thought

The recycling of the Earth's crust in volcanoes happens much faster than scientists have previously assumed. Rock of the oceanic crust, which sinks deep into the earth due to the movement of tectonic plates, ...

Aug 10, 2011
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Clustering is key to lighting up the dark proteome

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new approach that organizes previously unused mass spectra from proteomics studies gives scientists the ability to use these spectra to gain more information about proteins in a wide range ...

Aug 04, 2011
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