Archive: 11/06/2006

Nanoparticle Probes Light Up Cancer Cells

Cancer biologists are always on the lookout for new methods of studying the effects that drug therapy has on malignant cells. Now they have a new tool – silver nanoparticles, embedded in nanoscale silica spheres, which ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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'LouseBuster' Instrument Shown to Kill Head Lice

Biologists have invented a chemical-free, hairdryer-like device - the LouseBuster - and conducted a study showing it eradicates head lice infestations on children by exterminating the eggs, or "nits," and killing ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in Other
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Chronic Jet-Lag Conditions Hasten Death in Aged Mice

Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that aged mice undergoing weekly light-cycle shifts—similar to those that humans experience with jet lag or rotating shift work—experienced significantly higher death ...

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Bio-nanotechnology to kill cancer cells

The University of Surrey has been awarded a grant of £420,000 to utilize nanotechnology to develop cancer treatments. The grant is part of an international project: “Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Learning how nature splits water

About 3.2 billion years ago, primitive bacteria developed a way to harness sunlight to split water molecules into protons, electrons and oxygen, the cornerstone of photosynthesis that led to atmospheric oxygen ...

dateNov 06, 2006 in General Physics
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