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Purple Tomatoes to Fight Cancer

Purple Tomatoes to Fight Cancer

Don’t you just love it when simply eating something tasty helps you fight and prevent disease? Researchers from the John Innes Centre in Norwich, U.K. have genetically modified a tomato so that in addition to having a ravishing purple hue, ...

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Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles Fight Cancer

Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles Fight Cancer

Philips is currently developing a new technology, which will administer drugs into specific locations using Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles. This new technology will increase the effectiveness and reduce the side effects of chemotherapy for several types of cancer. Dr. King Li (Credit: ...

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Diagnosing Cancer by Breathing

Scientists from the University of Oklahoma, led by Dr. Patrick McCann, have created a new method for cancer diagnosis using an infra-red based sensor that could identify markers released from the lungs of cancer patients. This development may make diagnosis ...

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Gut Bacteria Involved in Colon Cancer

Gut Bacteria Involved in Colon Cancer

It has been long thought that normal gut bacteria were involved in colon cancer, but the exact mechanism was not clear. Now, scientists from the USA have uncovered a process in which a molecule produced by a common gut bacterium ...

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2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry award for 2008, jointly given to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien “For the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, ...

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2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinka Institute is awarding the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi of the Virology Department of the Institut Pasteur in ...

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Capturing Cancer Cells with Magnets

Scientists from Georgia Tech have invented a new way of battling cancer. Their new technology involves nanoparticles that attach themselves to cancer cells and guide them out of the body. With further development, this invention may help detect ovarian cancer ...

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Radio Sensors to Help Detect Cancer

Radio Sensors to Help Detect Cancer

Professor J.C Chiao and his colleague Dr. Tang from the University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new device that uses radio frequencies to detect cancer. Previously used by the defense industry for weapons detection, these tiny sensors will ...

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Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Naama Elefant, a PhD student from the Hebrew University, was named one of this year’s winners of the Barenholz Prizes for Creativity and Originality in Applied Computer Science and Computational Biology for the discovery of a new mechanism by which ...

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