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2013-04-30 23:19:24

When it comes to deciding which light bulb to buy, a label touting the product's environmental benefit may actually discourage politically conservative shoppers.

All Possible Drug-like Chemical Compounds Mapped By Scientists
2013-04-23 09:00:43

Software builds "library" of millions of small, carbon-based molecules chemists might synthesize.

Ancient Hominid Study Reveals Early Similarities Between Humans And Apes
2013-04-12 09:07:49

One of the largest studies on some of the most complete remains of early human ancestors has culminated in a comprehensive look into how an early hominid (Australopithecus sediba) moved and chewed.

Two New Lemur Species Found In Madagascar, Already Endangered
2013-03-27 11:47:01

On the African island of Madagascar, scientists recently used a DNA analysis to identify two new species of nearly identical mouse lemurs, both of which are already considered endangered.

Men Handle Lack Of Sleep Better Than Women
2013-03-13 16:03:31

Scientists from Duke University believe that women require more sleep than men. When women don’t get the amount of sleep they need, they may suffer the consequences, both mentally and physically.

2013-02-28 14:27:38

In experiments mimicking a natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that the silver nanoparticles used in many consumer products can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms.

2013-02-04 14:46:46

By reproducing in the laboratory the complex interactions that cause human genes to turn on inside cells, Duke University bioengineers have created a system they believe can benefit gene therapy research and the burgeoning field of synthetic biology.

2013-02-04 14:44:19

Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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