News tagged with calcium carbonate

Plant defense following the iron-maiden principle

Calcium phosphate is a typical component of teeth and bones. It has recently been shown that plants of the rock nettle family also use this very hard mineral in their "teeth" to defend themselves against their animal enemies. ...

dateDec 20, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Watertight capsules for target drug delivery

Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary's University of London have developed smart capsules that deliver water-soluble compounds to a certain part of the body. Two-micron capsules have watertight shells ...

dateSep 28, 2017 in Materials Science
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Marine snails know how to budget their housing costs

For nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef ...

dateSep 22, 2017 in Ecology
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