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Computer simulation discloses new effect of cavitation
Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation.
High-throughput screen identifies potential henipavirus drug target
The henipaviruses are deadly cousins of the more common mumps, measles, and respiratory syncytial viruses.
No need to try, try, try again
Placement of a single, coated, self-expanding metallic stent (cSEMS) achieved similar rates of resolution of benign pancreatobiliary strictures as placement of multiple plastic stents, the current standard of care, and required fewer sessions of endoscopic retrograde cholang-iopancreatography, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial led by an endoscopist at the Medical University of South Carolina and reported in the March 22, 2016, Journal of the American Medical Association.

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What makes breakfast, breakfast? Well, according to every movie and TV show we've ever seen, a big glass of orange juice is basically required. But our morning grapefruit might be in danger. Why? Citrus greening, a bacteria carried by a bug, has infected 90% of the citrus groves in Florida. It's coming for your OJ. We'll talk with University of Maryland plant virologist Anne Simon about ways to stop the citrus killer, and with science writer and journalist Maryn McKenna about why throwing antibiotics at the problem is probably not the solution. Related links: A Review of the Citrus Greening...