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Mice are first pioneers of medical micromissiles

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 in Disease, Health, Journalism, Technology

It’s a small but significant step for microscopic machines. Tiny motors have journeyed through a living animal for the first time, delivering a test cargo of gold nanoparticles directly into the lining of a mouse’s stomach. Image: gIadius

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Blind mice see the light after simple drug therapy

Posted on 19 Feb 2014 in Health, Journalism, Stem Cells

If it’s beyond repair, you find something else to do its job. This could soon apply to rods and cones, the light-sensitive cells in our eyes that can wither with age, causing blindness. A drug has been found that coaxes neighbours of ailing cells to do their work for them. Image: dullhunk

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Nanotubes’ toxic effects ‘similar to asbestos’

Posted on 20 May 2008 in Journalism

Injecting carbon nanotubes into mice shows they can trigger similar toxic responses to asbestos fibres.┬áRead more…...

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Plastic bottles pose health risk if boiled

Posted on 31 Jan 2008 in Journalism

Could sterilising plastic bottles in hot water do more harm than good? Plastic bottles release up to 55 times more bisphenol after washing...

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Ten ways to avoid cancer

Posted on 3 Nov 2007 in Cancer, Health, Journalism

If you want to avoid cancer it may be time to ditch those breakfast fry-ups. A comprehensive report on the link between nutrition and cancer recommends avoiding all processed meats, including bacon and some sausages. It also advises against eating more than 6 grams of salt per day. Image: StefZ

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