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Cell division, minus the cells

( —The process of cell division is central to life. The last stage, when two daughter cells split from each other, has fascinated scientists since the dawn of cell biology in the Victorian ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from

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'Swiss cheese' membrane with adjustable holes

A new membrane, developed by University of Twente scientists, can be made more or less porous 'on demand'. In this way, smart switching between 'open' and 'closed' is possible, which opens the ...

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Google's next search tool is a pill that spreads through your blood and diagnoses cancer

We usually associate taking medicine with recovering from an illness, but in the future swallowing a pill could be the first step to diagnosing diseases from cancer to heart problems.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Biology meets geometry: Describing geometry of common cellular structure

Architecture imitates life, at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages. Stacked and connecting parallel levels, the ramps are replications of helical structures ...

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First human clinical trial of 'C dots' highlights their safety

(Medical Xpress)—Nanoparticles designed to adhere to and light up cancer cells have reached a major milestone in their bench-to-bedside journey. A first clinical trial of these ultrasmall, multifunctional ...

Fri 31 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Reality Check for Google's Nanoparticle Health Tests

Google will face big challenges developing a nanotechnology-based test for cancer and other diseases.This week Google described its ambitious plan to use magnetic nanoparticles circulating through ...

18 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Making lab-grown tissues stronger

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to ...

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Mirror image RNA enzymes may hold clues to origin of life

Enzymes that produce a mirror image of themselves may solve a 30-year-old puzzle

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Science Now

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Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard

Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no ...

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