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Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery to Infect Hosts

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells.

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Metals Influence C-peptide Hormone Related to Insulin

Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at the University of California, Davis.

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Study Reports Breakthrough to Measure Plant Improvements to Help Farmers Boost Production

An international team is using advanced tools to develop crops that give farmers more options for sustainably producing more food on less land.

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Bio-Inspired Material Targets Oceans’ Uranium Stores for Sustainable Nuclear Energy

Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater.

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Cancer Drug Could Be Repurposed to Provide Treatment for Brain Aneurysms, New Research Suggests

An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research published this week.

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Charcoal Natural Solution to Crop Fertilizer Pollution

Charcoal may be the solution to reducing ammonia pollution and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer for crop plants, according to a groundbreaking study by a University of Guelph soil scientist.

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Matchmaking For Healthier Bees

While poor hygiene may be a deal breaker in human relationships, in bee colonies it can be a matter of life and death.

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New Deep-Sea Coral Species Discovered In Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Dozens of deep-sea corals thrive off the California coast, but many are still unknown to science.

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Stanford Researchers Map Symbiotic Relationships Between Trees and Microbes Worldwide

In and around the tangled roots of the forest floor, fungi and bacteria grow with trees, exchanging nutrients for carbon in a vast, global marketplace.

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Scientists Find 238 Tons of Plastic Waste on Remote Indian Ocean Islands

The Cocos Keeling Islands, a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean, are covered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic pollution, weighing 238 tons, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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