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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Pizza Ingredient Could Become a Disinfectant
12 February 2014 10:30 am
Oregano oil, the deliciously aromatic herb on your pizza, may become more than just a seasoning. In lab experiments, researchers found that carvacrol, a chemical within the herb, is effective against norovirus—the world’s leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea. Published this week in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, scientists believe carvacrol could be used as a food or surface sanitizer and become part of routine cleaning to prevent outbreaks.
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