Archive: 25/08/2008

Wireless sensors learn from life

( -- European and Indian researchers are applying principles learned from living organisms to design self-organising networks of wireless sensors suitable for a wide range of environmental monitoring purposes.

dateAug 25, 2008 in Engineering
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Normalizing tumor vessels to improve cancer therapy

Chemotherapy drugs often never reach the tumors they're intended to treat, and radiation therapy is not always effective, because the blood vessels feeding the tumors are abnormal—"leaky and twisty" in the words of the ...

dateAug 25, 2008 in Cancer
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Drug/radiation combo may help shrink established tumors

Researchers may be closer to understanding why anti-cancer drugs such as Ipilimumab, which boost the tumor-killing power of immune cells, haven't fared well in clinical trials. The new study, which describes a way to enhance ...

dateAug 25, 2008 in Cancer
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Stem cells stand up for themselves

Adult stem cells are not pampered pushovers. O'Reilly et al. report that certain stem cells take charge of their surroundings, molding their environment to control their division and differentiation.

dateAug 25, 2008 in
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