For a long time, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has posed a significant hurdle for researchers seeking to develop therapeutics for neurological disorders. Because of its highly selective permeability, the BBB prevents large-molecule biologics and even the majority of small-molecule drugs from crossing over. As a result, many potentially beneficial diagnostic […]

As food products are processed, packaged and distributed, they undergo many tests for safety. Given the importance of quality and safety, the food and beverage industry could always benefit from more sensitive tests to detect food contaminants and subsequently protect consumers. Indeed, those companies with few negative incidents are also […]

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as the technique is more commonly called, transformed the United States oil and gas industry when its usage gained popularity in the early 2000s. Widespread adoption of fracking drove oil production to levels not seen since the 1980s and allowed the U.S. to compete with Saudi […]

It looks like the global agricultural industry has a weed control problem. More specifically, it has run into the same difficulties that hospitals and medical professionals currently face. Much like how the overuse of antibiotics has led to superbugs, farmers’ dependence on herbicides has led to chemical-resistant weeds. These herbicide-resistant […]

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