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Nature Reviews Cancer article traces possible role of damaged DNA in...

Atlanta - DNA provides the instruction manual for all life forms. Occasionally, instructions are not carried out properly, and bad messages are sent leading to the creation of mutant proteins and possible tumor development. Paul Doetsch...

Creasing to cratering: Voltage breaks down plastic

DURHAM, N.C. -- A Duke University team has seen for the first time how soft polymers, such as wire insulation, can break down under exposure to electrical current. Researchers have known for decades that polymers, such those insulating wires, m...

Penn physicists develop scalable method for making graphene

PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a more consistent and cost-effective method for making graphene, the atomic-scale material that has promising applications in a variety of fields, and was the subject of...

Tweeting teenage songbirds reveal impact of social cues on learning

In a finding that once again displays the power of the female, UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, improve their performance in the presence of a female bird. The finding sheds li...

TCD scientists discover that self-eating cells safeguard against cancer

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made an important discovery concerning how fledgling cancer cells self-destruct, which has the potential of impacting on future cancer therapies. The Trinity research group, led by Smurfit Professor of Medi...

Green chemistry offers route towards zero-waste production

Novel green chemical technologies will play a key role helping society move towards the elimination of waste while offering a wider range of products from biorefineries, according to a University of York scientist. Professor James Clark, Director o...

Shining a light on trypanosome reproduction

The research could eventually lead to new approaches for controlling sleeping sickness in humans and wasting diseases in livestock which are caused by trypanosomes carried by the bloodsucking tsetse fly. Biologists believe that sexual reproducti...

Sleeping Trojan horse to aid imaging of diseased cells

A unique strategy developed by researchers at Cardiff University is opening up new possibilities for improving medical imaging. Medical imaging often requires getting unnatural materials such as metal ions into cells, a process which is a major ch...

WSU researcher designs multilingual instruction materials for world’s largest mall

Housing 1,200 stores, an underwater zoo, a SEGA indoor theme park, an Olympic-size ice rink, a 22-screen Cineplex and the world's largest gold market, the Dubai Mall is a retail marvel that attracts tourists from around the world. Thanks to one Wayn...

Roasting coffee beans a dark brown produces valued antioxidants: UBC food...

Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have been able to pinpoint more of the complex chemistry behind coffee's much touted antioxidant benefits, tracing valuable compounds to the roasting process. Lead author Yazheng Liu and co-aut...

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