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Reshaping Chemo Drugs Helps Them Target And Attack Cancer Cells
2013-02-28 11:10:10

New research shows that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles to make them rod-shaped rather than spherical can dramatically enhance their effectiveness at targeting and treating breast cancer.

Ultrasound May Lead To Needle-Free Vaccinations
2012-09-14 14:57:53

MIT researchers are working on a technique that will allow needle-free vaccinations by using ultrasound waves.

2008-06-27 06:02:23

By Dinh, Anh-Tuan Pangarkar, Chinmay; Mitragotri, Samir Unlike macroscopic problems in mass, energy and momentum transfer, which are described by continuum equations, the movements and interactions of the nanoscale entities within a cell constitute a transport phenomenon known as discrete nanoscale transport (DNT).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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