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Experimental Physicists Find Clues into How Radiotherapy Kills Cancer Cells

A new discovery in experimental physics has implications for a better determination of the process in which radiotherapy destroys cancer cells.  More...
29 Oct 2014

Ultrasound Provides Insights into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Researchers are assessing the effectiveness of the use of ultrasound to study lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is typically fatal when it ruptures, and for which there is no effective medical treatment.  More...
28 Oct 2014

RF Technology Devised to Localize Breast Tumors

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a localization wire is inserted into the breast through a needle to help mark the location of a tumor or benign mass on the day of surgery. For the patient, it is one another phase of what is an already painful and emotionally distressing process.  More...
27 Oct 2014

Device Developed for Rapid On-Site Pathogen Diagnostics

A novel nanotechnology-based prototype device can detect pathogens such as Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever viruses – quickly and on-site.  More...
26 Oct 2014
Image: Side view of the microrobot next to a US penny (Photo courtesy of Purdue University).

Force-Sensing Microbots Designed to Probe Cells

Microrobots that have the capability of probing and engineering individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are being constructed with technology that senses the minuscule forces exerted by a robot’s tiny probe.   More...
23 Oct 2014
Image: The UC Santa Cruz Ebola Genome Portal contains links to the newly created Ebola browser and to scientific literature on the deadly virus (Photo courtesy of UCSC).

Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Help Scientists’ Respond to Crisis

A US genomics institute has just released a new Ebola genome browser to help international researchers develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebolavirus. More...
21 Oct 2014
Image: Yale West Campus is organized into research institutes and core facilities — all designed to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue (Photo courtesy of Yale University).

American and European Partners Establish a Microscopy Center of Excellence

A prominent American university has announced a partnership agreement with a major European producer of microscopes and imaging tools that will establish a center for the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies and the development of new ones.  More...
16 Oct 2014

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