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Nanoparticles could help smuggle drugs into the gut, according to a study published this month in the International Journal of Nanotechnology. There are several drugs that would have more beneficial therapeutic effects if they could be targeted at...

Scientists investigate evolution of new polio virus

The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, affecting mostly children and some adults. Serious cases of the disease can include...

Powerful supercomputer peers into the origin of life

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins...

Microscaffolding fits perfectly in patient’s jaw

In an operating room in Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill., on May 7, as scientists from the University of Illinois (UI) and Sandia National Laboratories watched, surgeon Michael Goldwasser fitted a highly unusual ceramic prosthetic device into the mouth of an elderly woman who had lost most of her teeth and along with it, much of the bone of her lower jaw.

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