Archive: 17/10/2006

Making more functional biopolymers

Whether its contents are heavy-duty deli takeout for dinner or your child's new favorite toy, plastic packaging often withstands a good deal of abuse before it reaches the landfill.

dateOct 17, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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Fruit fly 'hibernation' linked to single important gene

University of Toronto at Mississauga scientists have isolated a gene responsible for whether or not fruit flies ‘overwinter’ – that is, whether they will stop reproducing and go into a rest state as days get shorter ...

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Sea coral hope for fighting gastroenteritis

A molecule found in coral is effective in fighting the type of virus that causes gastroenteritis, giving hope for the development of better treatments for the illness, according to new research. At present, treatments do ...

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Biofuel cells without the bio cells

Proteins keep cells humming. Some are enzymes that taxi electrons to chemicals outside the cell, to discharge excess energy generated during metabolism. This maintains energy flow in the cell and, in turn, keeps the cell ...

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Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published

With public concerns at a fevered pitch over the bacterial contamination of spinach, it is easy to lose track of how bland and deprived our world would be without the contribution to our food supply of such benign microbial ...

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