Archive: 07/31/2006

Researchers develop blood test to detect lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States and around the world, mainly because lung cancers are found in late stages and the best treatment opportunities already have been ...

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Scientists Test Anti-obesity Vaccine

In what may be the first published breakthrough of its kind in the global battle against obesity, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed an anti-obesity vaccine that significantly slowed weight gain and ...

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Virtual surgery software developed

U.S. scientists say they've developed a "virtual surgery" software tool that creates a 3-D computer image from medical scans.

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Magnetic Nanocapsules for Smart Drug Delivery

By combining peptide-based polymers with modified iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Pessac, France, have developed nanoparticles that can be manipulated in a magnetic ...

dateJul 31, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Mars' dust storms may produce peroxide snow

The planet-wide dust storms that periodically cloak Mars in a mantle of red may be generating a snow of corrosive chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide, that would be toxic to life, according to two new studies ...

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New machine to help African AIDS victims

A U.S. scientist is leading an effort to manufacture low-cost devices that would make affordable, widespread AIDS testing available in Africa.

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Mice may help treat mental disorders

U.S. scientists say for the first time a psychiatric test for monitoring mental abnormalities has been adapted for use in research mice.

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Millipede feared extinct is found

U.S. biologists say Illacme plenipes, a millipede with up to 750 legs that was last seen 80 years ago, has been found in California.

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Keep watermelon out of the frig

Government researchers in Washington advise against storing watermelon in the refrigerator if you want to maximize its health benefits.

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Journal: Research paper probably flawed

Editors of the journal Analytical Chemistry say a published research paper concerning breast implants contained "probably flawed" conclusions.

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University of Toronto ornithopter takes off

Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier achieved something in early July that has fascinated humankind throughout much of history. DeLaurier and a team of students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace ...

dateJul 31, 2006 in Engineering
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