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Designing better medical implants

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Materials Science
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Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

(Phys.org) —Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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'Vicious cycle' shields, spreads cancer cells

A "vicious cycle" produces mucus that protects uterine and pancreatic cancer cells and promotes their proliferation, according to researchers at Rice University. The researchers offer hope for a therapeutic ...

dateSep 16, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Cell memory mechanism discovered

The cells in our bodies can divide as often as once every 24 hours, creating a new, identical copy. DNA binding proteins called transcription factors are required for maintaining cell identity. They ensure that daughter cells ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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