Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano produces two more explosions overnight

  1. Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano produces two more explosions overnight  UPI.com
  2. Volcano Kilauea Has Created “New Land” With Its Lava  Inverse
  3. Steam explosion spreads ash fallout at Kīlauea summit nearly 40 days after initial eruption  AccuWeather.com
  4. Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island in about 90 minutes  SFGate
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Chemical compound produces beneficial inflammation, remyelination that could help treat multiple sclerosis

Researchers report that indazole chloride, a synthetic compound that acts on one form of the body’s estrogen receptors, is able to remyelinate (add new myelin to) damaged axons and alter the body’s immune system — findings that could help treat multiple sclerosis. Drugs available to treat MS alter the immune system but do not induce repair of damaged axons.
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Engineered Chinese shrub produces high levels of antimalarial compound

Artemisinin is a potent antimalarial compound produced naturally in low amounts by the Chinese shrub Artemisia annua, commonly known as sweet wormwood. Researchers in China now report a high-quality draft genome sequence of A. annua and their use of this information along with gene expression data to metabolically engineer plant lines that produce high levels of artemisinin.
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Metal-organic compounds produces new class of glass

Lightning and volcanos both produce glass, and humans have been making glass from silicon dioxide since prehistory. Industrialization brought us boron-based glasses, polymer glasses and metallic glasses, but now an international team of researchers has developed a new family of glass based on metals and organic compounds that stacks up to the original silica in glass-forming ability.
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