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What Happens to Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater on Cropland

(ACS) – The use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has grown rapidly in the U.S. over the past 15 years — but concerns persist that the oil and gas extraction

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Seaweed Could Potentially Help Fight Food Allergies

(ACS) – Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips.

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Investigating How ‘Chemo Brain’ Develops in Cancer Patients

(ACS) – During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed “chemo brain.” Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have

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Building a Faster, More Versatile 3-D Printer with Chemistry

(ACS) – WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 — 3-D printing has inspired visions of manufacturing revolutions but is currently held back by inefficiency and the underwhelming quality of available materials. Innovators

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3-D-Bioprinted Placenta Could Lead to New Treatments for Preeclampsia

(ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering) – Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication involving the placenta that can be serious — even fatal — for the mother or fetus. The only effective treatment

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Making Organs Transparent to Improve Nanomedicine

(ACS Nano) – Treating a disease without causing side effects is one of the big promises of nanoparticle technology. But fulfilling it remains a challenge. One of the obstacles is

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Measuring the Airborne Toxicants Urban Bicyclists Inhale

(ACS) – By switching from four wheels to two, bicyclists help reduce traffic and air pollution — all while getting much-needed exercise. But that health benefit could be costly, due

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Tiny Motors that Can Clean Up Polluted Water (video)

(ACS) – Scientists are developing new motors that are tiny, soft and run on light, magnetic effects or chemical solutions. They can serve specific functions — including cleaning up pollution.

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Toward Dissolvable Electronics for Implants and Sensors

(ACS) – Tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve almost without a trace are getting closer to reality. Scientists have tested several

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Cellphone-Sized Device Quickly Detects the Ebola Virus

(ACS) – The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Monitoring the virus requires laboratories with trained personnel, which limits how rapidly tests

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