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Tunable coating allows hitch hiking nanoparticles to slip past the immune system to their target

Tunable coating allows hitch-hiking nanoparticles to slip past the immune system to their target

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Nanoparticles are promising drug delivery tools, offering the ability to administer drugs directly to a specific part of the body and avoid the awful...
Scientists discover potential method to starve the bacteria that cause tuberculosis

Scientists discover potential method to starve the bacteria that cause tuberculosis

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The infectious disease Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While rates of TB in Canada have remained relatively static...
Breaking the rules of chemistry unlocks new reaction

Breaking the rules of chemistry unlocks new reaction

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Scientists have broken the rules of enzyme engineering to unlock a new method for creating chemical reactions that could unlock a wide range of...
Next step in simulating the universe

Next step in simulating the universe

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Computer simulations have struggled to capture the impact of elusive particles called neutrinos on the formation and growth of the large-scale structure of the...
Molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised

Molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised

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As people age, they progressively lose muscle mass and strength, and this can lead to frailty and other age-related diseases. As the causes for...
Researchers discover solid phosphorus from a comet

Researchers discover solid phosphorus from a comet

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An international study led from the University of Turku discovered phosphorus and fluorine in solid dust particles collected from a comet. The finding indicates...
Stability of Earths biggest lump of ice at risk from warming oceans

Stability of Earth’s biggest lump of ice at risk from warming oceans

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The drastically increasing influence of humans on Earth's climate causes a melting of polar ice sheets and therefore a rise in global sea levels....
Graphene balloons to identify noble gases

Graphene balloons to identify noble gases

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New research by scientists from Delft University of Technology and the University of Duisburg-Essen uses the motion of atomically thin graphene to identify noble...
The solar system follows the galactic standard—but it is a rare breed

The solar system follows the galactic standard—but it is a rare breed

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Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have investigated more than 1000 planetary systems orbiting stars in our own galaxy, the Milky...
Keyhole wasps may threaten aviation safety

Keyhole wasps may threaten aviation safety

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Over a period of 39 months, invasive keyhole wasps (Pachodynerus nasidens) at the Brisbane Airport were responsible for 93 instances of fully blocked replica...
Hitting the quantum sweet spot

Hitting the quantum ‘sweet spot’: Researchers find best position for atom qubits in silicon

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Researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) working with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) have located the 'sweet spot'...