Wildflower ‘armors’ itself against disease

An unusual wildflower that accumulates metals in its leaves has been found to use them as a kind of ‘armor’ against bacterial infection. Scientists from Oxford University have shown that when Alpine pennycress (Thlaspi caerulescens) plants accumulate…

Edible nanostructures

Sugar, salt, alcohol and a little serendipity led a Northwestern University research team to discover a new class of nanostructures that could be used for gas storage and food and medical technologies. And the compounds are edible.
The porous crys…

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