Archive: 11/5/2008

Scientists create tiny backpacks for cells

( -- MIT engineers have outfitted cells with tiny “backpacks” that could allow them to deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumors or become building blocks for tissue engineering.

dateNov 05, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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Wanted: A Viable Arizona Biofuel Crop

( -- Researchers at The University of Arizona are considering various crops for bioenergy production that could be grown in Arizona. Bioenergy is the name given to renewable energy made available ...

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Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells

Breast cancer stem cells are known to be involved in therapy resistance and the recurrence of cancerous tumors. A new study appearing in Clinical and Translational Science shows the mechanisms governing stem cell expansion in bre ...

dateNov 05, 2008 in Cancer
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Reducing epic proportions

Hospitals are supposed to be havens for healing, but the numbers tell a different story. Too many people are infected by illnesses they acquire after they've been admitted, and hospital-related infections continue to be the ...

dateNov 05, 2008 in Other
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