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2015-05-11 16:21:45

Bacteria use microscopic compartments to separate out the various functions necessary to sustain life and researchers are currently looking for way to leverage these minuscule pockets in a range of uses, such as to deliver therapeutic drugs.

2010-06-24 16:13:49

A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical that is currently made from petroleum products has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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