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Your body recycling itself -- captured on film
Our bodies recycle proteins, the fundamental building blocks that enable cell growth and development. View News Article (2010-09-13)

Researchers Discover Mechanism for Signaling Receptor Recycling
An international team of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University's Manojkumar Puthenveedu has discovered the mechanism by which signaling receptors recycle, a critical piece in understanding signaling receptor function. View News Article (2010-12-22)

Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives
Government priorities can drive local waste partnerships towards the achievement of central targets and efficiency savings rather than wider sustainable waste management objectives, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council shows. View News Article (2007-08-29)

Major ALS breakthrough
The underlying disease process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims, has long eluded scientists and prevented development of effective therapies.  View News Article (2011-08-22)

Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking
An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say.  View News Article (2010-02-17)

Lead poisoning from battery industry reported in developing countries
Documenting the hazards of lead battery manufacturing and recycling operations in emerging markets, a study in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene reports that children living near these facilities in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children. View News Article (2011-08-15)

Ancient Red Dye Powers New "Green" Battery
Rose madder - a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles - has found a second life as the basis for a new "green" battery.  View News Article (2012-12-12)

New 'ATM' takes old phones and gives back green
When new cell phones or tablets enter the marketplace, yesterday's hot technology can quickly become obsolete - for some consumers. For others, the device still has value as an affordable alternative, or even as spare parts. View News Article (2012-09-17)

More than 70% of electronic waste management is uncontrolled
Almost three quarters of disposed electrical household appliances in Spain are processed out of the Integrated Waste Management System (SIG). View News Article (2012-09-05)

Toxicity mechanism identified for Parkinson's disease
Neurologists have observed for decades that Lewy bodies, clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, appear in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. View News Article (2009-01-05)

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