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Soon, computers to predict negative side effects of drugs

A new set of computer models has been able to successfully predict negative side effects in hundreds of current drugs, based on the similarity between their chemical structures and those molecules known to cause side effects Continue reading “Soon, computers to predict negative side effects of drugs” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires

Partnerships between tire companies and biotechnology firms have led to the development world’s first ‘green’ tires made from sugar Continue reading “Coming soon: world’s first ‘green’ tires” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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New therapeutic target against atherosclerosis identified

Scientists have found a possible new therapeutic target against atherosclerosis resulting from a diet high in fat and cholesterol Continue reading “New therapeutic target against atherosclerosis identified” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Detox diets’ ‘health boost’ claims unfounded, says expert

A leading scientist has rubbished claims that so-called “detox” diets can boost health and cleanse the body of chemicals Continue reading “Detox diets’ ‘health boost’ claims unfounded, says expert” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Carbon dioxide turned Antarctica into ice 34 million years ago

A new study claims that plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica, as Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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How petrol-eating mushrooms can decontaminate our planet

By using bacteria to stimulate the exceptional growth capacity of certain plants and microscopic mushrooms Continue reading “How petrol-eating mushrooms can decontaminate our planet” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Gene responsible for maintaining steady weight uncovered

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a specific gene that plays an important role in keeping a steady balance between our food intake and energy Continue reading “Gene More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Freezing point of water pegged at minus 55F

The lowest temperature liquid water can reach before it becomes ice is -55 degrees Fahrenheit, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Freezing point of water pegged at minus 55F” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Soon, lose weight by simply chewing gum after meals

A team of scientists is trying to develop a chewing gum that may assist individuals in losing weight Continue reading “Soon, lose weight by simply chewing gum after meals” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011
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Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today

A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate Continue reading “Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age More...