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February 8, 2016

Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles Track Kidney Disease

Diagnostics: Following nanoparticles’ progress with fluorescence imaging can differentiate various stages of kidney failure

February 8, 2016

Plague-Carrying Fleas In Madagascar Developing Resistance To Several Insecticides

Disease Control: Scientists find fleas are unscathed by six of 12 commonly used insecticides, and only one insecticide is effective on all of the country’s fleas

February 8, 2016

Probing Diversity-Generating Metabolic Pathways

Natural Products: In pathways that produce many different compounds, each step is slower than the ones before

February 5, 2016

New Dust Mite Allergens Discovered

Medicinal Chemistry: Study finds allergens unique to a group of Thai patients, paving the way to personalized allergy treatment

February 4, 2016

Designer Protein Is A Promising Antiflu Agent

Drug Development: Protein both prevents mice from getting flu and works better than approved drug Tamiflu when administered to rodents after infection has set in

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