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"Miniature Boats with Striking Loading Capacity Fabricated from Superhydrophobic Copper Meshes"
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Qinmin Pan, Ph.D.
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin, People's Republic of China
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First discovery of "animals-only" pigment bilirubin in plants
Journal of the American Chemical Society
In a first-of-its-kind discovery that overturns conventional wisdom, scientists in Florida are reporting that certain plants including the exotic "White Bird of Paradise Tree" make bilirubin. Until now, scientists thought that pigment existed only in animals. The finding may change scientific understanding of how the ability to make bilirubin evolved, they say in a report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly publication.
In the new study, Cary Pirone and colleagues note that bilirubin is a brownish yellow substance resulting from the liver's breakdown of hemoglobin, the red pigment that carries oxygen in the blood. Parents know bilirubin as the stuff that discolors the skin of newbo
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