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3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale. Full article >>
Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Full article >>
New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Full article >>
Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Full article >>
Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare
Tough austerity measures imposed by the Greek government have inflicted major damage to the health of the Greek population, leaving nearly one million of the country’s most vulnerable people without access to healthcare. Full article >>
Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Full article >>
New tuberculosis test: Detects resistant strains
A new tuberculosis test has been developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators. The portable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis and other bacterial infections. Full article >>
Asbestos-detector: First ever produced
The first portable, real-time asbestos detector uses a laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers. Full article >>
Oetzi the Iceman: Bad Teeth
A recent study shows Oetzi, the 5,400-year-old ice-preserved Tyrolean mummy, had oral diseases and dentition problems that are still widespread today. Full article >>
Rituximab: Why it's so effective
Scientists have discovered why the cancer drug rituximab is so effective at killing malignant cells.
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Site of miRNA repression: Discovered by UC Riverside-led team
Scientists have discovered that the site of miRNA repression of target gene expression is the endoplasmic reticulum. Full article >>
Metastasis stem cells: Detected in blood
Researchers have for the first time detected in blood the metastasis stem cells that result in the production of secondary malignant tumors.
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