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The largest alcohol molecule found in space but may be the key to star formation

The largest alcohol molecule found in space but may be the key to star formation

There is alcohol in space. No, it’s not bottles of wine that are thrown away by careless astronauts; rather, it is in microscopic molecular form. Now scientists believe they have discovered the largest alcohol molecule in space to date, in the form of propanol. Propanol molecules exist in two forms, or isomers, both of which …

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Understanding plants is the key to finding a cure for cancer

The researchers say that if they can understand uncontrolled plant growth, they believe they can find a cure for cancer. If researchers can fully understand plant growth, they may be able to find a cure for cancer To increase agricultural yields, it is important to understand how plants process light. Plants use light to decide …

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Mucus molecules can be the key to counteracting fungal infections

Mucus molecules can be the key to counteracting fungal infections

Thinking about mucus can disgust you. But MIT researchers have now identified components in the subject that can interact with a particular yeast and prevent it causes infection, according to a press release by the department published this month. Glycans to the rescue These components are called glycans, and they are a large part of …

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Dr. Geoff Shester with his underwater robot "Gino." (Spectrum News/Tara Lynn Wagner)

Oceana researchers say protecting the ocean is key to combating climate change

MONTEREY, California – A little robot. An iPhone. A camera that looks almost strange. These are the tools Dr. Geoff Shester uses to explore an alien world. “It’s just another world down there,” he said. “It’s basically how close we can really get to being on another planet.” What you need to know The ocean …

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements

Prenatal supplementation helps the body to use key nutrients for fetal brain development more efficiently

A recent study shows that taking 500 milligrams of the nutrient choline helps the body more efficiently metabolize an omega 3 fatty acid that is crucial for the fetus’ brain, cognition and vision development. Choline helps the body use an important nutrient during a baby’s development The nutrient choline has already been shown to have …

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