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New technology to fight an old foe

(Phys.org) —It works like many other mobile games – you collect falling phones in a bin and dodge bombs to score points. But the YouCan Support! iPhone app also delivers an important message that could help save the lives ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Software
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New strategy offers hope for Florida's gopher tortoises

Florida's approach to saving gopher tortoises from extinction a decade ago allowed developers to bury the docile reptiles alive in their burrows in return for what critics called "blood money" that was used to buy and protect ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Determining risk for pancreatic cancer

In the latest clinical trial for a technique to detect pancreatic cancer, researchers found they could differentiate cells that are cancerous from those that are benign, pre-cancerous, or even early stage indicators called ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in Cancer
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Human lung tumors destroy anti-cancer hormone vitamin D

Human lung tumors have the ability to eliminate Vitamin D, a hormone with anti-cancer activity, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) suggests. Results of the study are being presented at the ...

dateApr 20, 2009 in Cancer
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'Cow valve' heart implant hailed as breakthrough

A new type of heart valve made with cow tissue and inserted by catheter was hailed on Sunday as a major breakthrough that could eliminate the need for open heart surgery in some patients, US doctors said Sunday.

dateApr 03, 2011 in Other
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