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Nanoprobes hit targets in tumors, could lessen chemo side effects

December 14, 2009
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Contact: Brian Wallheimer bwallhei@purdue.edu 765-496-2050 Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Tiny nanoprobes have shown to be effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumor cells – mitigating the damage to nearby healthy cells – and Purdue University research has shown that the nanoprobes are getting the drugs to right cel…


‘Rock-breathing’ bacteria could generate electricity and clean up oil spills

December 14, 2009
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Contact: Simon Dunford s.dunford@uea.ac.uk 44-160-359-2203 University of East Anglia A discovery by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) could contribute to the development of systems that use domestic or agricultural waste to generate clean electricity. Published today by the leading scientific journal, Proceedin…


Scientists use nanosensors for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood

December 13, 2009
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Contact: Suzanne Taylor Muzzin suzanne.taylormuzzin@yale.edu 203-432-8555 Yale University New Haven, Conn. – A team led by Yale University researchers has used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in whole blood for the first time. Their findings, which appear December 13 in the advanced online publication of Nature Nanotechnol…


Should gene sequences be patented?

December 11, 2009
biotech

Today’s Science Friday had a truly high-quality discussion on the court case surrounding Myriad Genetics’ patents on genes known as …Click Here to Read More


VGTI to start construction

December 10, 2009
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TRADITION, Florida — Oregon Health & Science University’s Florida Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute got the green light to start …Click Here to Read More


New ethical questions are being raised in stem cell research

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Carmen Leibel carmen.leibel@ualberta.ca 780-492-0436 University of Alberta A groundbreaking discovery two years ago that turned ordinary skin cells back into an embryonic or “pluripotent” state was hailed as the solution to the controversial ethical question that has plagued stem-cell science for the past decade. …


Drug kills cells through novel mechanism

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Jen Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves – a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding new antibiotics that u…


UCLA researchers engineer bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Matthew Chin mchin@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0680 University of California – Los Angeles Global climate change has prompted efforts to drastically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil fuels. In a new approach, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and …


Formula to detect an author’s literary ‘fingerprint’

December 10, 2009
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Contact: Joe Winters joseph.winters@iop.org 44-207-470-4815 Institute of Physics Using literature written by Thomas Hardy, DH Lawrence and Herman Melville, physicists in Sweden have developed a formula to detect different authors' literary 'fingerprints'. New research published today, Thursday 10 December, in New Journal…


Treasure Coast Research Park expects quick progress

December 9, 2009
biotech

Treasure Coast Education, Research & Development Administration, sitting on 1650 acres, is …preparing construction of Exploration Parkway, a tree-lined “colonnade” …Click Here to Read More