Pill coated with tiny needles can deliver drugs directly into the lining of the digestive tract

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill ...

Wed 1 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Detecting fingermarks: silicon oxide nanoparticles aid forensic scientists

Nanoparticle solutions improve detection and challenge accepted interaction hypothesis.

3 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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"Smart" bandage glows to indicate how wounds are healing

When a person's skin is burnt or otherwise injured, part of the body's healing process involves boosting oxygen levels in the damaged tissue. If doctors treating such injuries know how high ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Hide and seek: Sterile neutrinos remain elusive

The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is publishing its first results on the search for ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nobel-winning physicist Martin Perl dies at age 87

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87.

13 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Cancer-Detecting Yogurt Could Replace Colonoscopies

Engineered yogurt bacteria could make detecting colorectal cancer and other diseases as simple as a pregnancy test.Screening for certain cancers could soon be as simple as a home pregnancy test. ...

11 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue

In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists have discovered that harvestmen have a hidden hunting skill: catching prey using their glue-coated forelimbs. The ...

6 hours ago from Wired Science

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A new approach to on-chip quantum computing

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs—tiny entangled particles ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Twice the DNA yield in less time

Molecular studies of plants often depend on high-quantity and high-quality DNA extractions. This can be quite difficult in plants, however, due to a diversity of compounds and physical properties ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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New absorber will lead to better biosensors

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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