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November 2, 2015

In 2030, we will have local protein on our plate

In 2030, new sources that will not accelerate climate change and that are located near the consumer will make available both food and fodder. New foodstuffs are being developed by…
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November 2, 2015

Solar Cells; High-quality perovskite materials developed capable of utilizing long-wavelength sunlight

Scientists have developed the world’s first method to fabricate high-quality perovskite materials capable of utilizing long-wavelength sunlight of 800 nm or longer. Compared to conventional methods, this method enables the…
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November 2, 2015

Earthquakes recorded through fossils

The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic records are proving to…
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November 2, 2015

Signs of acid fog found on Mars

While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog. A planetary scientist has pieced together a compelling…
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November 2, 2015

Could self-disseminating vaccines cut off emerging infectious diseases at source?

An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent diseases such as Ebola at the animal source before their establishment as the…
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November 2, 2015

New treatment targets cancers with particular genetic signature

Cancer cells with a mutated SETD2 gene were killed by a drug called AZD1775 that inhibits a protein called WEE1 in a recent study. It is well known that mutations…
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November 2, 2015

First evaluation of new fingerprinting methods for ivory

Scientists have collaborated with imaging and fingerprint experts to validate the use of new techniques for retrieving fingerprints from ivory for the first time.
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November 2, 2015

Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls in UK think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have it.
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November 2, 2015

Soybean foods may protect menopausal women against osteoporosis

Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary study.
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November 2, 2015

Selective media coverage may cause us to forget certain health facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease. New research suggests that the same…
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