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Building a better polyethylene

Each year more than eight million tons of plastics pollute the ocean, forming mammoth, so-called "garbage patches" via strong currents. Even with new collection methods, only 0.5 percent out of that volume is currently removed ...

date5 hours ago in Materials Science
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A better HIV test

Public health officials have a tough choice to make when it comes to screening people for HIV: administer a reliable blood test that can detect infections early on, but that few people will volunteer for, or give people a ...

dateJan 22, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Separation line

For patients in need of blood, it's fatally important that they receive the right type. That's why doctors will often give emergency room patients universal donor blood, rather than waiting for the results of a blood test. ...

dateJan 22, 2018 in Analytical Chemistry
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