Life Science

Nano Weapons Join the Fight Against Cancer

Nano Weapons Join the Fight Against Cancer In experiments, nanoshells are injected into an animal’s bloodstream, where “targeting” agents applied to them seek out and attach to the surface receptors of cancerous cells. Illumination with infrared light “raises the cells’ temperature to 55 degrees Celsius” and burns away the tumor, she (scientist) says. And…

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Itsy-bitsy things

The first item—“A Glimpse at the Future of DNA: M.D.’s Inside the Body”(and thanks to Eric Smith for the tip)—is about using DNA sections to encode a sequence of events that might identify a specific molecular maker for a cancer and then trigger a therapeutic response. That’s interesting, but if you couple it with the second item—“UCLA chemists develop new ...

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Information-based biology and medicine (4 of …)

Greeting from Seattle. About the emergence of bioinformatics and information infrastructure companies.

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Biotech (3 of …)

A section of The Report on life sciences focusing on the biotechnology sector. Oh, just a reminder: the material posted about life science is a draft. More editing will occur before it’s in final form. I welcome your input.

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