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Chemists developing breathalyzer to detect and monitor diabetes

Diabetics can have a "fruity" odor to their breath that indicates high glucose levels, and chemists at the University of Pittsburgh say this biomarker alone can diagnose the disease.

By Jun. 10, 2013

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Chemists create Alzheimer's-fighting extract in lab

The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.

By Aug. 25, 2011

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Chemists introduce 'killer' bacteria-fighting paper

Intended for use in food packaging, the paper contains a coating of silver nanoparticles already found in such items as medical ointments and odor-resistant socks.

By Jan. 21, 2011

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Chemists brew 'greener' fireworks

Researchers are cooking up safer, more eco-friendly pyrotechnics.

By Jul. 3, 2008

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Alcohoot transforms your smartphone into a breathalyzer

The $119 breathalyzer plugs into the audio ports of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Replacement mouthpieces and power cords are sold separately.

By Dec. 18, 2013

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Engineers write programming language to help build synthetic DNA

Chemists could soon turn to a standardized set of instructions on how to program molecular interaction in a test tube or cell.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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Fluorescent compounds shed light on Alzheimer's disease

New class of imaging agents enables clinicians to watch the progression of Alzheimer's disease in real time in the brains of living patients.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.

By Jul. 12, 2013

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Breathalyzer watch puts date, time, drunkenness on your wrist

The Intoxicated Watch tells you the time, date, and your sobriety level. All you have to do is blow into the built-in breathalyzer.

By Jun. 19, 2013

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New breath analyzer knows if you're burning fat

Developed in Japan, the sensor detects acetone concentration levels and sends them to a smartphone within 10 seconds to alert the user whether fat is being burned.

By Jul. 25, 2013