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Stanford team develops technique to magnetically levitate single cells

Remember the levitating frog? That feat—the levitation of a live frog using a powerful magnet—was awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize. Fascinating to watch, the demonstration also cemented a longstanding ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Research could help point the finger at drug dealers

An innovative technology pioneered by Sheffield Hallam University academics can detect the presence of a range of illegal and designer drugs from a single fingerprint, which could be a valuable ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pioneering study may explain the origin of several digestive diseases

There are numerous studies related to the absorption of nutrients from the stomach since understanding what happens in our digestive system is crucial, for example, in order to be able to avoid ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Medical Xpress

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High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus with greater precision

The transportation of certain molecules into and out of the cell nucleus takes place via nuclear pores. For some time, detailed research has been conducted into how these pores embedded in the ...

Fri 26 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Study shows orange carotenoid protein shifts more than just color for cyanobacterial photoprotection

Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems. Nature ...

Fri 26 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Microscale 'transformer' robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries

Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons—all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like ...

Sat 27 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Targeted nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in trypanosomes

Sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by tsetse flies and threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers develop new method to count DNA molecules in just 30 minutes

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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