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Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The heating power occurs at the right temperature to enable it to be used as a form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer.

Lung Cancer 'Breathalyzers' to Boost Early Detection

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

There is a large push for earlier diagnosis of diseases, like cancer and Alzheimers. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease much more difficult to treat.

New laser probe identifies brain cancer cells in real time

Posted in Medicine on 18th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

An intraoperative handheld probe for cancer-cell-detection enables surgeons, for the first time, to detect more than 92% of invasive brain cancer cells during surgery.

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance.