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Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AGM) is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Due to a whole host of faulty genes, AGM was thought to have no viable treatment. That is until now. A report published today in The Lancet suggests ...

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Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts are exploring new cancer drugs that work to slow or block cancer metabolism, effectively starving cancer cells to death. According to their study, the scientists identified a ...

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Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Gold Nanorods Target Tumors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed tiny gold rods capable of singling out tumorous cells and destroying them without damaging nearby healthy tissue. The gold nanorods absorb energy from near infrared light and then focus that ...

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Robot Gets Artificial Skin

Robot Gets Artificial Skin

European researchers have collaborated to develop artificial skin for robots. The purpose of the project is to help investigate the manner in which robots can help children with autism learn about social interaction. This is the first time that such ...

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Jet Injections May Improve Skin Cancer Treatment

Scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast have developed a novel, more effective way to deliver drugs for the treatment of skin cancer. The scientists demonstrated that a needle-free jet injection of a drug used in the treatment of skin cancer ...

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