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New filtering membranes could make water purification simpler, faster
September 7, 2021
Synthetic polymer membranes mimic the highly selective properties of biological cell membranes

A team of scientists at the Tufts University School of Engineering has developed a new filtering technology inspired by biology that could help...

Farm laborer wearing hat to protect him from the sun bends down to harvest carrots in a large field
August 23, 2021
Findings and limited data serve as “red flag” to increase transparency of food systems

A new study in Nature Food calls attention to the need for better systems to track forced labor in food supply chains. The study —...

Male and female zebra finches
August 23, 2021
Recognition of rhythmic patterns by zebra finches and other species may be linked to ability to learn and repeat vocalizations

If you have ever been moved by the beat of a drum or enchanted by a song, or if you have meandered through YouTube to watch animals from elephants...

Mother with her baby daughter by the window
August 18, 2021
The ongoing antidepressant and anti-anxiety benefits of brexanolone, a drug approved for the treatment of postpartum depression, for weeks after treatment may lie in how it alters oscillations in regions of the brain associated with mood
  • Researchers find a mechanism that may explain the long-lasting effects of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid used therapeutically to...
A multi-colored large lollipop on top of many brightly colored smaller candies.
August 10, 2021
New study in JAMA also found kids and teens eat less unprocessed and minimally processed foods

The calories that children and adolescents consumed from ultraprocessed foods jumped from 61% to 67% of total caloric intake from 1999 to 2018,...

Whole-grain breads and other whole-grain food products.
July 13, 2021
Study in middle- to older-aged adults suggests whole grains may protect against heart disease

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood...

Propane to propylene catalyst reaction
June 24, 2021
Using fundamental calculations of molecular interactions, they created a catalyst with 100% selectivity in producing propylene, a key precursor to plastics and fabric manufacturing

Researchers at Tufts University, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University and University of California at Santa Barbara have...

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