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Nanoparticles may enhance cancer therapy

Nanoparticles may enhance cancer therapy

ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) — A mixture of current drugs and carbon nanoparticles shows potential to enhance treatment for head-and-neck cancers, especially when combined with radiation therapy, according to new research by Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Continue reading

Nighttime images help track disease from the sky

Nighttime images help track disease from the sky

ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2011) — Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of nighttime lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research. Princeton University-led researchers report in the journal Science Dec Continue reading

Sewage treatment plants may contribute to antibiotic resistance problem

Sewage treatment plants may contribute to antibiotic resistance problem

ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2011) — Water discharged into lakes and rivers from municipal sewage treatment plants may contain significant concentrations of the genes that make bacteria antibiotic-resistant. Continue reading

Age-old remedies using white tea, witch hazel and rose may be beneficial, study suggests

Age-old remedies using white tea, witch hazel and rose may be beneficial, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2011) — Age-old remedies could hold the key to treating a wide range of serious medical problems, as well as keeping skin firmer and less wrinkled, according to scientists from London’s Kingston University Continue reading

New magnetic-field-sensitive alloy could find use in novel micromechanical devices

New magnetic-field-sensitive alloy could find use in novel micromechanical devices

ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2011) — Led by a group at the University of Maryland (UMd), a multi-institution team of researchers has combined modern materials research and an age-old metallurgy technique to produce an alloy that could be the basis for a new class of sensors and micromechanical devices controlled by magnetism. Continue reading

Skin Care Is More Than Just Vanity

Skin Care Is More Than Just Vanity

Skin Care Is More Than Just VanitySome people are more fortunate than others when it comes to how good their skin looks but how they achieve this is not a secret… Continue reading

How To Choose A Copper Sink

How To Choose A Copper Sink

If you are considering a new sink within your kitchen or bathroom, a copper sink may be the way for you to go. Many people are choosing copper sinks over other… Continue reading

Digital worlds can help autistic children to develop social skills

Digital worlds can help autistic children to develop social skills

ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2011) — The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Continue reading

Correcting sickle cell disease with stem cells

Correcting sickle cell disease with stem cells

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — Using a patient’s own stem cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins have corrected the genetic alteration that causes sickle cell disease (SCD), a painful, disabling inherited blood disorder that affects mostly African-Americans. The corrected stem cells were coaxed into immature red blood cells in a test tube that then turned on a normal version of the gene. Continue reading

Nanosensors made from DNA may light path to new cancer tests and drugs

Nanosensors made from DNA may light path to new cancer tests and drugs

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2011) — Sensors made from custom DNA molecules could be used to personalize cancer treatments and monitor the quality of stem cells, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The new nanosensors can quickly detect a broad class of proteins called transcription factors, which serve as the master control switches of life. Continue reading