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Researchers predict age of T cells to improve cancer treatment

Manipulation of cells by a new microfluidic device may help clinicians improve a promising cancer therapy that harnesses the body’s own immune cells to fight such diseases as metastatic melanoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemi…

Tip sheet: Caltech researchers presenting at AAAS

At this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington, D.C., February 17 to 21, Caltech researchers will present topics ranging from solar and renewable energy solutions to the latest advancements in bioengi…

Clay-armored bubbles may have formed first protocells

Cambridge, Mass. — February 7, 2011 — A team of applied physicists at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Princeton, and Brandeis have demonstrated the formation of semipermeable vesicles from inorganic clay.
The res…

Where has all the Gulf spill oil gone?

New Rochelle, NY, February 1, 2011 — Many questions remain about the fate and environmental impact of the marine oil caused by the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform. A predictive mode…

The ‘mad’ Egyptian scholar who proved Aristotle wrong

Ibn al-Haytham’s 11th-century Book of Optics, which was published exactly 1000 years ago, is often cited alongside Newton’s Principia as one of the most influential books in physics. Yet very little is known about the writer, considered by many to b…

Wake up and smell the willow

More plant matter could be burned in coal-fired power stations if this ‘green’ fuel was delivered pre-roasted like coffee beans, according to researchers from the University of Leeds, UK.
Many UK power stations are now burning plant matter, or bio…

New forms of dietary fiber to boost health

High-fiber foods are on the way to becoming tastier and more appealing to consumers thanks to new types of dietary fiber now under development. These consumer friendlier forms of fiber, which could be a boon to health, are the topic of an article in…