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New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Tiny magnetic DNA particles protect olive oil from counterfeiters

Who guarantees that expensive olive oil isn't counterfeit or adulterated? An invisible label, developed by ETH Zurich researchers, could perform this task. The tag consists of tiny magnetic ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cell resiliency surprises scientists

New research shows that cells are more resilient in taking care of their DNA than scientists originally thought. Even when missing critical components, cells can adapt and make copies of their ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study supports safety of antimicrobial peptide-coated contact lenses

Contact lenses coated with an antimicrobial peptide could help to lower the risk of contact lens-related infections, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

(Phys.org) —Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Following a protein's travel inside cells is key to improving patient monitoring, drug development

In science, "simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking," ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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First size-based chromatography technique for the study of living cells

(Phys.org) —Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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LED exposure is not harmful to human dermal fibroblasts

There was a time when no one thought about light bulbs—one blew, you screwed another one in. Nowadays, it's more complicated, as energy efficiency concerns have given rise to a slew of options, ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Team shows potential of RNA as heat-resistant polymer material for nanoarchitectures

(Phys.org) —A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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