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Cavity-fighting Stardust? Fluorine Found in Galaxy 12 Billion Light Years From Earth

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HATFIELD, England — A galaxy twelve billion light-years from Earth is found to contain fluorine, the natural mineral used in toothpaste to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. The dusty, star-forming galaxy called NGP-190387 indicates the origin of fluorine from burned-out stars – some as old as 1.4 billion years old. The discovery means we brush…

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A Single Molecule Can Switch Certain Ants From Workers to a Queen

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — All hail — the worker ant? It may sound like a Cinderella story, but a new study finds a species of ant can transform from a worker to a queen thanks to “flipping the switch” of a single molecule. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania say ants of the Harpegnathos saltator species…

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Ultra-thin Microchip Can Monitor Health by Placing a ‘computer on the Bone’

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TUCSON, Ariz. — A microchip attached to a bone in your body may be the future of preventing osteoporosis. Scientists from the University of Arizona have developed an ultra-thin computer which they hope will one day monitor a patient’s bone health from inside their own bodies. The microchip, which is as thin as a sheet of…

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Plant-derived Drug Effective at Blocking COVID-19’s Delta Variant

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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, continually reinvigorated every few months by the emergence of yet another variant. While each new variant is a major global health concern, the Delta variant in particular has emerged as a particularly nasty and infectious version of SARS-CoV-2. On a positive note, scientists report a…

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