Archive: 04/8/2010

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 ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Cancer
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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 ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Biotechnology
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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 ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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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 ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Internet
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