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Targeting cancer with a triple threat

Targeting cancer with a triple threat

MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time. Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to […]

Weighing particles at the attogram scale

Weighing particles at the attogram scale

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these […]

Congenital heart disease causes hypoglycaemia

Test Predicts Early Onset of Heart Attacks

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the bloodstream has been developed by a […]

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. The study, “TRAIL-Coated Leukocytes that Kill […]

Changes in foot size casued by pregnancy may increase arthritis risk

Saving fertility not priority at most cancer centers

Infertility is consistently listed as one of the most distressing long-term side effects of cancer treatment for adolescents and young adults. Yet the leading National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers […]