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Dr. Fauci provides the starting address for UMBC 2022

Dr. Fauci provides the starting address for UMBC 2022

It’s an understatement to say that Dr. Anthony Fauci had a hectic two years as the president’s chief medical advisor during the pandemic. But on Thursday he took some time to congratulate a group of future doctors, nurses and researchers on their “resilience, determination and strength of character” in a keynote address at the University …

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At the center of the world: From the pharmacist famous for building the fundamental science of his discipline - Dal News

At the center of the world: From the pharmacist famous for building the fundamental science of his discipline – Dal News

“Chemistry is often called the central science because it overlaps with physics and biology. It is all that surrounds us. Everything can be explained through chemistry, ”says Erin Johnson, Dalhousie’s theoretical chemistry named the latest winner of the Steacie Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for early career scientists. And, if everything is chemistry, …

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EXPLANATION: What We Know About the Closed Infant Formula Plant |  Health, medicine and fitness

EXPLANATION: What We Know About the Closed Infant Formula Plant | Health, medicine and fitness

By MATTHEW PERRONE – AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – At the heart of the nationwide shortage of infant formula is a single plant: the Abbott Nutrition facility which has been closed for more than three months due to contamination issues. On Monday, US officials announced a deal with Abbott that paves the way for …

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Manchester University teams win seven Royal Society of Chemistry awards

Manchester University teams win seven Royal Society of Chemistry awards

The Horizon Awards celebrate the most exciting and contemporary chemical science at the forefront of research and innovation. These awards are intended for teams or collaborations that are opening new directions and possibilities in their field, through groundbreaking scientific developments. Teams receive a trophy and a professionally produced multimedia package showing the award-winning work and …

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Bacteria create communities using chemical signals comparable to radio waves

Bacteria create communities using chemical signals comparable to radio waves

The thought that bacteria come together to form a socially organized community capable of cooperation, competition and sophisticated communication might at first seem like science fiction stuff – or just plain disgusting. But biofilm communities have important implications for human health, from causing disease to aiding digestion. And they play a role in a number …

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Researchers hope to make it easier and cheaper to create pharmaceuticals and other products.

A better way to make compounds for pharmaceuticals and other chemicals

What do gunpowder, penicillin and Teflon have in common? They were inventions that took the world by storm, but they were all created by accident. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers used electricity to develop a tool that could make it easier and cheaper to manufacture compounds used in pharmaceuticals and …

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Review: Acting Chemistry Boosts (Very) Dark "Count of Three" |  Latest news

Review: Acting Chemistry Boosts (Very) Dark “Count of Three” | Latest news

By JOCELYN NOVECK – National writer AP “On the Count of Three” is marketed as a “darkly comic” film. Well, there is a dark comedy and there is a darker comedy, and then there is a comedy like this – so dark that you wonder if the two words can realistically coexist in one sentence. …

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Program Helps Congo Families Protect Endangered Gorillas | Science news

By CHRISTINA LARSON, science writer at AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Decades of conservation efforts have stabilized the endangered mountain gorilla population in East Africa. But the number of Grauer’s gorillas – a less hairy animal that lives at lower altitudes – has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting. On Friday, the nonprofit Dian …

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Final chemical ingredients to make human DNA discovered in meteorites.  Here's what we know

Final chemical ingredients to make human DNA discovered in meteorites. Here’s what we know

A new examination of meteorites landed in Australia, the United States and Canada is reinforcing the idea that, early in Earth’s history, such objects may have provided vital chemical ingredients for the advent of life. Scientists had previously detected three of the five chemicals needed to form DNA on meteorites, and last week they discovered …

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