Archive: 03/07/2007

Women are best at being buddies

A four-year study by sociologists at The University of Manchester has found that women are much more likely than men to make deep and lasting friendships. The investigation into social networks by the University's Research Cen ...

dateMar 07, 2007 in Other
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Watery Nanoparticles Deliver Anticancer Therapy

Ultrafine nanoparticles made of a lacy web of polymer and tiny pockets of water may prove to be an ideal vehicle for delivering light-activated drugs to tumors. Preliminary experiments, published in the journal Angewandte Ch ...

dateMar 07, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Magnetic Nanocrystals Carry Tumor-Killing Drugs

Imagine using a focused magnetic field to concentrate anticancer drugs in and around tumors, and then turning off the magnetic field so that the drugs then leave the body. That possiblity may become a reality as a result ...

dateMar 07, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Paving the Way for Crystal Growth

In order to study the properties of LBCO superconductors, scientists need to produce large, single crystals of the material - a difficult task that wasn't possible until recently. At the state-of-the-art crystal ...

dateMar 07, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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