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Nanoparticles in sewage could escape into the environment

In a conventional sewage works, nanoparticles should really be bound in the sludge and should not represent a major problem in the aqueous effluent. This is not true, however, as shown by a new study of the ceramic model material cerium dioxide.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2008

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Ultraviolet convenience

Scientists have developed electrically powered semiconductor laser diodes that operate at a shorter wavelength than any others used today.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2008

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'Dinosaur eel' could inspire future body armor

Scientists seeking to protect the soldier of the future can learn a lot from a relic of the past, according to an MIT study of a primitive fish that could point to more effective ways of designing human body armor.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2008

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Nuclear chemistry

Japanese theorists show that a single beryllium nucleus can briefly resemble a covalently bonded molecule, an ionically bonded molecule, or just a pair of neutral atoms. It all depends on the energy with which two smaller nuclei collide to create the beryllium nucleus.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2008

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Virginia company says it has HGH urine test

For years, human growth hormone has been considered one of the main banned substances used by athletes who want to build strength and avoid getting caught. Now a company in Virginia says researchers who originally set out to work on diagnosis and treatment of cancer have developed a test that can find HGH in urine, something one anti-doping expert believes 'could be a quantum leap forward' in the fight against drug use in sports.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2008

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Could metals help treat cancer?

The effects of a new class of molecules, polyoxometalates, which are primarily composed of metals and oxygen, has been identified. These molecules are very powerful inhibitors of a specific protein kinase, CK2, an enzyme that is overactive in a number of cancers.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2008

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