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Archive for February, 2009

Urine clues for prostate cancer

Posted by David Bradley on February 11th, 2009

SarcosineA biomarker for prostate cancer has been identified in urine. Details of the molecule sarcosine is published later this week in the journal Nature.

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Ionic Boron

Posted by David Bradley on February 4th, 2009

Ionic boronChemistry textbooks will tell you that you need at least two different elements to produce an ionic material. So, what to make of a paper in the journal Nature by Artem Oganov of the Swiss research center, ETH Zurich, and colleagues have simulated a superhard form of boron that contains ionic bonds.

More on ionic boron here.