Archive: 04/08/2010

Cancer drug effectiveness substantially advanced

Researchers have shown that a peptide (a chain of amino acids) called iRGD helps co-administered drugs penetrate deeply into tumor tissue. The peptide has been shown to substantially increase treatment efficacy against human ...

Apr 08, 2010
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New meds faster

Before a new medication arrives on the market, it must be tested on animal models and in humans. In order to conduct these tests, a substantial amount of the therapeutically effective substances are needed - such as proteins ...

Apr 08, 2010
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Graphene films clear major fabrication hurdle

Graphene, the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, is a potential superstar for the electronics industry. With freakishly mobile electrons that can blaze through the material at nearly the speed of ...

Apr 08, 2010
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New model tracks the immune response to pathogens

Using T cells primed for the infectious disease toxoplasmosis, Whitehead Institute researchers have created novel mouse models of the immune system that more accurately reflect how immune cells actually respond to pathogens ...

Apr 08, 2010
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Scientists call for biodiversity barometer

For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to ...

Apr 08, 2010
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Online ad revenue up 2.6 pct in 4Q to $6.3 bln

(AP) -- Online advertising revenue grew by 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the first year-over-year increase in more than 12 months as companies became more comfortable with spending on marketing, according to report ...

Apr 08, 2010
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