Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeine

MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have devised a new way to create flexible polymer gels using caffeine as a catalyst. Courtesy of the researchers   Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeine Using the stimulant as a catalyst, …

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New Point-of-care Test Quickly Detects Lyme Neuroborreliosis

  New Point-of-care Test Quickly Detects Lyme Neuroborreliosis A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks. The test makes rapid initiation of antibiotic treatment possible for patients with borreliosis, which …

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What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’

The Milky Way, our own galaxy, stretches across the sky above the La Silla telescope in Chile. Hidden inside our own galaxy are trillions of planets, most waiting to be found. Credits: ESO/S. Brunier   What in the World is …

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