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Scientists will Fight Alcoholism Using Memory Wipe

Dr. Segev Barak Researchers from the Tel Aviv University in Israel and the University of California, San Francisco demonstrated a potential new way to treat alcoholism by selectively erasing or manipulating memories. Alcohol abuse is a global problem with severe effects on those who suffer from it ...

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Pain Free Drug Delivery Using Ultrasound

Pain Free Drug Delivery Using Ultrasound

How the technology works Engineers working for MIT developed a new way which increases the permeability of the skin allowing for new, novel ways of injecting drugs without the use of a needle. Researchers at MIT working with Ultrasound (sound ...

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Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Potential Cancer Drug – From Sponges

Chemists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently discovered an unusual method to synthesize agelastatins – chemicals emitted by sponges of the Agelas family, residing deep in the ocean. The new discovery could help scientists to develop a cure for ...

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Drugs Encapsulated in Nanoparticles

Drugs Encapsulated in Nanoparticles

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently introduced a new method to administrate drugs targeted at cancer cells. They have shown success in experiments involving patients with cancer, and their development could help administer other types of drugs.   ...

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Philips’ Smart Pill to Deliver Drugs

Philips’ Smart Pill to Deliver Drugs

Philips’ research division has developed a miniature pill that can administer drugs directly to specific places in the digestive tract. The new technology, named “iPill”, might enable new therapies for life-threatening disorders such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, and colon cancer, ...

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Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

DNA, which provides the genetic code for everything from bacteria to blue whales, is composed of combinations of just four units, or bases. Floyd Romesberg, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, along with his team of ...

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Insulin Nanodrug Under Development

Insulin Nanodrug Under Development

Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, controls the level of sugar in the blood. Diabetic people suffer from low levels of insulin production and/or from abnormal resistance to the insulin hormone with inadequate levels of insulin secretion to compensate ...

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New Development in Alzheimer Research

Collaboration between neuroscientists at several universities has led to the recent discovery of a protein complex that appears to cause cognitive decline and loss of memory. Such a finding provides a potential target for prevention of dementia associated with Alzheimer’s ...

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