Bio & Medicine

New approach uses 'cloaked' proteins to deliver cancer-killing therapeutics into cells

An interdisciplinary collaboration has designed a way to "cloak" proteins so that they can be captured by lipid nanoparticles, which are akin to tiny bubbles of fat. These bubbles are small enough to sneak their hidden cargo ...

Evolution

Florida fossil porcupine solves a prickly dilemma 10 million years in the making

There's a longstanding debate simmering among biologists who study porcupines. There are 16 porcupine species in Central and South America, but only one in the United States and Canada. DNA evidence suggests North America's ...

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Tech Xplore

Hubble captures jewel-bright spiral galaxy NGC 4689

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the jewel-bright spiral galaxy NGC 4689, which lies 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. This constellation has the distinction of being the ...

Agreement reached at UN on biopiracy treaty

More than 190 nations agreed Friday on a new treaty to combat so-called biopiracy and regulate patents stemming from genetic resources such as medicinal plants, particularly ones whose uses owe a debt to traditional knowledge.