News tagged with chemical

Toxic genetic material's origins discovered

Colibactin, a toxic agent produced by gut bacteria, including certain strains of E. Coli, and thought to contribute to colon cancer, is assembled via a chemical transformation never seen before, according to Northwestern ...

dateOct 02, 2017 in Biochemistry
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New med-tech zinc sensor developed

A new zinc sensor has been developed by researchers, which will allow for a deeper understanding of the dynamic roles that metal ions play in regulating health and disease in the living body.

dateSep 29, 2017 in Materials Science
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Fuel-cell cars cruise onto the market

Fuel-cell powered cars that emit only water vapor when driven have been in the works for decades, but progress seemed to keep stalling. Now, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Do lime trees kill bees?

Public interest in bees is intense. There's rarely a week that goes by without a story in the press about populations plummeting. Although most of these stories focus on chemical pesticides, other factors may also be affecting ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Why onions make us cry (and why some don't)

Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Cleopatra may have referred to "the tears that live in the onion". But why do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Other
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Poachers target Africa's lions, vultures with poison

Poisoning Africa's wildlife is an old practice, but conservationists fear such incidents are escalating, saying relatively easy access to agricultural chemicals and the surging illegal market for animal parts are increasing ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Ecology
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