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Slinn Pickings latest 10

Reprogrammed stem cells hit a roadblock – An international study shows that reprogramming cells leads to genomic aberrations. Blocking enzyme cut cancer spread – Scientists at the UK's Institute of Cancer Research have prevented breast cancer spreading to other organs …

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Sunday Slinn Pickings

Stanford researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells – Applying an organic layer less than a nanometer thick improves the efficiency of certain solar cells three-fold. The technology could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar panels. Manipulating …

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A new batch of ten Slinn Pickings

Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens – Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in water containing a specific progestogen, levonorgestrel, are subject …

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10 chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

The lock shapes the key – Proteins normally recognize each other by their specific 3-D structure. If the key fits in the lock, a reaction can take place. However there are reactions at the onset of which the key does …

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Chemical hits from Slinn Pickings

Space ice goes against the grain – Space ice made from a mixture of methanol and water expands under pressure, and shrinks when heated – the opposite behaviour to most solids. Dominic Fortes at University College London, UK, is interested …

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A chemical decathlon: Slinn Pickings

Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies – A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies. ‘Cornell dots’ that light up cancer …

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