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Biochemistry Sep 06, 2013

New method of incorporating fluoride into drugs

(Phys.org) —Synthetic biology is a science that aims to harness natural biological processes for other uses, such as in the manufacture of fuels and drugs. Now, synthetic biology researchers in the U.S. have developed a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 30, 2013

Vaccination may make flu worse if exposed to a second strain

(Medical Xpress)—A new study in the U.S. has shown that pigs vaccinated against one strain of influenza were worse off if subsequently infected by a related strain of the virus.

Medical research Aug 16, 2013

Universal flu vaccine may be a step closer

(Medical Xpress)—A new study in the US suggests that boosting a certain group of antibodies could help to create a universal vaccine for influenza.

Medical research Aug 09, 2013

Study monitors DNA breaks and chromosome translocations in real time

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in the U.S. have developed a new method to study damage to DNA and resultant translocations in living cells.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2013

Whooping cough on the rise again

(Medical Xpress)—Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and characterized by attacks of severe coughing, often (but not always) with a characteristic high-pitched ...

Robotics Jul 26, 2013

Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)

A group of robotics scientists in Japan have demonstrated their pneumatic robot, IBIS, which is designed for performing keyhole surgery. They say it may cost as little as one tenth the price of its main rival, Intuitive Surgical's ...

Space Exploration Jul 19, 2013

Self-replicating alien probes could already be here

Mathematicians in Scotland calculate that "self-replicating" alien probes could already have explored our solar system and may still be here but undetectable to our current technologies.

Medical research Jul 05, 2013

Research shows gut microbe populations stable over years, probably decades

(Medical Xpress)—The importance of the bacteria that live within our digestive tracts is just beginning to be fully realized, and while it has long been known that they assist in digestion and absorption of nutrients, little ...

Software Jun 28, 2013

TouchCast introduces its interactive video iPad app

(Phys.org) —A company founded in New York in 2010 is aiming to lift the online video experience to a new level. Erick Schonfeld, a co-founder of the startup company TouchCast, said that the problems with video today are ...

Materials Science Jun 21, 2013

GM silkworms bred to spin fluorescent

(Phys.org) —Scientists in Japan have genetically engineered silkworms to create red, green or orange silks that glow under fluorescent lights.

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