Magnetic nanotags allow sensitive detection of cancer biomarkers

(PhysOrg.com) -- The detection of cancer-associated proteins, or biomarkers, in blood samples is a potentially powerful tool for early diagnosis of cancer and monitoring of cancer treatment. A team led by researchers at Stanford ...

Researchers Suggest New Models for Music Education

(PhysOrg.com) -- Preteens and teenagers today are involved in music in ways that never could have been imagined 50 years ago. Yet America’s secondary school music education programs remain strikingly similar to those of ...

NASA Finishes Listening for Phoenix Mars Lander

(PhysOrg.com) -- After nearly a month of daily checks to determine whether Martian NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander would be able to communicate again, the agency has stopped using its Mars orbiters to hail the lander and listen ...

Plastic as a conductor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plastic that conducts electricity and metal that weighs no more than a feather? It sounds like an upside-down world. Yet researchers have succeeded in making plastics conductive and cutting production costs ...

Toys made of liquid wood

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most plastics are based on petroleum. A bio-plastic that consists of one hundred percent renewable raw materials helps to conserve this resource. Researchers have now optimized the plastic in such a way that ...

Frozen assets: Who gets the embryos when a couple splits?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Divorcing couples have always fought over property, income and custody of children. But technology has added an even more contentious item to the list: the frozen embryos the couple created during happier ...

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