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Poplar Trees and the Density of Computer Memory

Poplar Trees and the Density of Computer Memory

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently reported the successful implementation of protein molecules obtained from the poplar tree in computer memory chips. Using silica nanoparticles, the team presented futuristic possibilities for memory expansion.   Prof. Danny ...

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Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

A team made up of scientists from several institutions recently found the cause for the “beads-on-a-string” phenomenon, mostly known in saliva. When people stretch a glob of saliva between their thumb and forefinger, they see string of beads form, before ...

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Neural Stem Cell Safeguards

Neural Stem Cell Safeguards

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California have identified the safeguards preventing neural stem cells from dividing indefinitely, ensuring that a pool of such cells remain available to the brain throughout each person’s entire life. ...

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New ‘Smart’ Nanocapsule Delivery System

New ‘Smart’ Nanocapsule Delivery System

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently developed a new intracellular delivery platform that uses nanocapsules. These tiny capsules are made up of a single-protein core and has a thin polymer shell; thanks ...

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Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently announced the creation of the strongest form of collagen known to science, which might serve as a stable alternative to human collagen. There are several future benefits, including the ability to treat ...

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Inducing Controlled Suicide in Human Cells

Inducing Controlled Suicide in Human Cells

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, have recently designed a new tool to study rescue signaling pathways and cell apoptosis. Their development might help scientists to better understand the phenomenon of cells’ excessive accumulation of errors in ...

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Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

A research team from UCLA, led by Prof. David Brooks has discovered the reason why the immune system can fight off some infections and surrenders to others. This discovery, say the scientists, may help them develop drugs that fight chronic ...

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A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A Molecular Key to Halt HIV

A transatlantic research team has recently identified specific molecules that could block the ability of HIV to spread through the body by binding other proteins. If their discovery can be put to use as a drug, it will save many ...

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