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Using Cells' Protein Recycling Machinery To Regulate Plant Products
2013-12-20 16:09:53

DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory New molecular tools for controlling production of compounds important for flavors, human health, and biofuels Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a new way to regulate the production of phenols, a class of plant products with a wide range of applications for humans. These compounds serve as an important source of flavors, fragrances, and pigments; some are of interest for their possible...

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2011-02-09 10:16:29

By Mary Beckman, PNNL Bracing catalyst in material makes fuel cell component work better and last longer A new combination of nanoparticles and graphene results in a more durable catalytic material for fuel cells, according to work published today online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The catalytic material is not only hardier but more chemically active as well. The researchers are confident the results will help improve fuel cell design. "Fuel cells are an important area of...

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2010-03-05 07:39:05

The quality of entries in the world's largest open-access online encyclopedia depends on how authors collaborate, UA Eller College Professor Sudha Ram finds. The patterns of collaboration between Wikipedia contributors have a direct effect on the data quality of an article, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Arizona professor and graduate student. Sudha Ram, a UA's Eller College of Management professor, co-authored the article with Jun Liu, a graduate student in the...

2009-11-06 13:14:40

Drugs sometimes have beneficial side effects. A glaucoma treatment causes luscious eyelashes. A blood pressure drug also aids those with a rare genetic disease. The newest surprise discovered by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a gonorrhea medication that might help battle cancer. "Often times we are surprised that a drug known to do something else has another hidden property," says Jun Liu, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at Johns...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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