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Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have shown that buckyballs could prevent bacteria and other contaminants from attaching to water pipes and the membranes used to filter water in filtration plants. When bacteria attach to these surfaces, they ...

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DNA ‘Origami’

DNA ‘Origami’

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts found a way to create multilayered objects from DNA strings. These tiny structures may be used as biomedical nanodevices that could deliver drugs into specific cells, thus aiding the battle against various ...

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Counting Cells

Counting Cells

Scientists from MIT and Boston University have developed biological cells that can count and ‘remember’ cellular events by creating simple circuits through a series of genes that are activated in a precise order. These circuits, which the scientists say simulate ...

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Lamarck Making a Comeback?

Scientists from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, under the direction of Professor Larry Feig, have discovered that the severity of learning disorders in mice depends on the mother’s environment when she was young. If these results are ...

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DNA Date

A dating agency called ScientificMatch offers its clients the service of finding their chemically, physically, and genetically correct partners. ScientificMatch bases its matchmaking on scientific studies which have shown that opposites really do attract. It aims to find matches who ...

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Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Naama Elefant, a PhD student from the Hebrew University, was named one of this year’s winners of the Barenholz Prizes for Creativity and Originality in Applied Computer Science and Computational Biology for the discovery of a new mechanism by which ...

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