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Peptides vs. superbugs

Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong their life in the human body.

Posted: Oct 18th, 2016

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Fate of nano- and microplastic in rivers explained

Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers now provide the first mechanistic modelling study on the behaviour and fate of nano- and microplastic in surface waters.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2016

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