Archive: 11/05/2008

Scientists create tiny backpacks for cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT engineers have outfitted cells with tiny “backpacks” that could allow them to deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumors or become building blocks for tissue engineering.

Nov 05, 2008
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Wanted: A Viable Arizona Biofuel Crop

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at The University of Arizona are considering various crops for bioenergy production that could be grown in Arizona. Bioenergy is the name given to renewable energy made available ...

Nov 05, 2008
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Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells

Breast cancer stem cells are known to be involved in therapy resistance and the recurrence of cancerous tumors. A new study appearing in Clinical and Translational Science shows the mechanisms governing stem cell expansion in bre ...

Nov 05, 2008
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Reducing epic proportions

Hospitals are supposed to be havens for healing, but the numbers tell a different story. Too many people are infected by illnesses they acquire after they've been admitted, and hospital-related infections continue to be the ...

Nov 05, 2008
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