Breaking the 'mucus barrier' with a new drug delivery system

Chemical engineers from Johns Hopkins University have broken the "mucus barrier," engineering the first drug-delivery particles capable of passing through human mucus — regarded by many as nearly impenetrable — and carrying ...

'Dream team' to tackle profound questions in computer science

Princeton University is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will fund research on "intractability" – a concept that has profound implications for a broad range of fields, from ...

New research touches a nerve

University of Queensland researchers have traced the origins of one of the most important steps in animal evolution – the development of nerves.

Duke chemists synthesize promising anti-cancer product

Duke University chemists have patented an efficient technique for synthesizing a marine algae extract in sufficient quantities to now test its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells while leaving normal cells unaffected.

MIT engineers work toward cell-sized batteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget 9-volts, AAs, AAAs or D batteries: The energy for tomorrow’s miniature electronic devices could come from tiny microbatteries about half the size of a human cell and built with viruses.

Biologists find diatom to reduce red tide's toxicity

It's estimated that the red tide algae, Karenia brevis, costs approximately $20 million per bloom in economic damage off the coast of Florida alone. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that a diatom ...

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