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November 25, 2013
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Compound stymies polyomaviruses in lab

There is no approved medicine to treat polyomaviruses, which afflict people with weakened immune systems, but scientists have found that a chemical compound called Retro-2 is able to reduce significantly the infectivity and spread of the viruses in lab cell … Continue reading

March 16, 2012
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A Fragrant New Biofuel

*JBEI Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel* A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and … Continue reading

November 16, 2011
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MU, Westminster Researchers Find Reduced Bone Density, Stunted Growth in Turtles Exposed to Common Chemical

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Manufactured until 1977, and banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1979, pentachlorobiphenyls (PCBs) are chemicals still commonly found in the environment because they break down slowly. Now, a husband and wife research team at the University … Continue reading

October 8, 2011
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Everest Expedition Suggests Nitric Oxide Benefits for Intensive Care Patients

The latest results from an expedition to Mount Everest that looked at the body’s response to low oxygen levels suggest that drugs or procedures that promote the body’s production of a chemical compound called nitric oxide (NO) could improve the … Continue reading