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July 27, 2015

Biocompatible Material Contains Sunscreen From The Sea

Materials Science: Attaching ultraviolet-absorbing compounds produced by fish and algae to the naturally derived polymer chitosan produces stable sunscreens

July 27, 2015

Probe Delivers Fluids, Light To Brain

Neuroscience: Thin, flexible optofluidic device causes minimal tissue inflammation

July 27, 2015

First Structure Of Human Sialyltransferase

Biochemistry: Three-dimensional arrangement of protein that coats cells with sialic acid sugars could aid development of cancer drugs

July 27, 2015

Ancient Bacteria Still Busy In The Deep

Marine Science: More than a mile below the seafloor, 20-million-year-old bacteria from a terrestrial era make methane from coal

July 27, 2015

Prodrug Delivers Estrogen Just To The Brain

Medicinal chemistry: Compound could lead to estrogen therapies with fewer side effects

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