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2012-04-25 00:01:17

An international team of researchers has reported a new understanding of a little-known process that happens in virtually every cell of our bodies.

2012-04-19 21:02:30

Researchers may have found a way to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as the subway sarin incident in Tokyo that left thirteen people dead and thousands more injured or with temporary vision problems.

2012-04-18 21:53:14

New research at Concordia University is bringing us one step closer to clean energy.

2012-04-18 21:10:25

Scientific insights that expand on the teachings of Mendel, Watson and Crick, and underpinnings of the Human Genome Project are moving drug companies along the path to development of new medicines based on deeper insights into how factors other than the genetic code influence health and disease.

2012-04-18 21:09:27

Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a way to reuse — hundreds of times — the expensive, dirt-busting enzymes that boost the cleaning power of laundry detergents and powdered bleaches that now disappear down the drain.

2012-04-18 09:11:37

Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme's function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of other products.

2012-04-17 10:27:01

Many manufacturing processes rely on microorganisms to perform tricky chemical transformations or make substances from simple starting materials.

2012-04-11 22:07:01

The world's first "electrified snail" has joined the menagerie of cockroaches, rats, rabbits and other animals previously implanted with biofuel cells that generate electricity — perhaps for future spy cameras, eavesdropping microphones and other electronics — from natural sugar in their bodies.

2012-03-28 12:09:08

Modern methods for mass production of biological agents and fine chemicals require precise control of pH.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.