- Changing Shape Makes Chemotherapy Drugs Better at Targeting Cancer Cells
- Speedy Black Holes holds Galaxy's History
- Sequestration will be a devastating blow to the nation's research institutions and scientists
- Chemists find help from nature in fighting cancer
- Unlocking fuel cell conductivity
- Research connects early childhood with pain, depression in adulthood
- Cortisone can increase risk of acute pancreatitis
- Lead exposure negatively impacts MEAP scores of Detroit schoolchildren
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 11:52 AM PST
Bioengineering researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have found that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles from spherical to rod-shaped made them up to 10,000 times more effective at specifically targeting and delivering anti-cancer drugs to breast cancer cells.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 11:44 AM PST
A rapidly rotating supermassive black hole has been found in the heart of a spiral galaxy by ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s NuSTAR space observatories, opening a new window into how galaxies grow.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 11:31 AM PST
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is once again calling on Congress and the President to work together to prevent sequestration, the automatic across-the-board budget cuts that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1st. "These automatic spending cuts will stop science advances in their tracks and cost highly trained researchers their jobs," said FASEB President, Judith S. Bond, PhD.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 11:09 AM PST
Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, MIT chemists have synthesized and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 09:38 AM PST
Yttria stabilized zirconia, also known as YSZ, is a material of great interest because of its relatively high oxygen-ion based conductivity. In particular, it finds applications in electrochemical devices, such as solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen sensors. In a study published in EPJ B, Kia Ngai, from the University of Pisa in Italy, and colleagues from the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, devised a model of the oxygen-ion dynamics that contribute to the conductivity of YSZ.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 09:33 AM PST
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 09:23 AM PST
A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that cortisone - a hormone used in certain medicines - increases the risk of acute pancreatitis. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the researchers, they suggest that patients treated with cortisone in some forms should be informed of the risks and advised to refrain from alcohol and smoking.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 09:14 AM PST
Lead exposure in early childhood has been linked to lower performance on state achievement tests for many Detroit Public School students in several grades, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and colleagues report.
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