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Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin, an enzyme responsible for blood clotting. A statement issued by the university says that a drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously …Continue reading

Planting Trees Cannot Replace Cutting Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Say

A new study argues that a singular focus on planting trees will not help in keeping global warming to well below two degrees celsius above the pre-industrial levels. To ensure that global temperature remains under this safe limit, the signatories to the …Continue reading

US Scientists Discover New Drug That Spurs Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

An experimental drug PAC-1 has been cleared in the United States for clinical trial of patients diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. Veterinary oncologist Dr. Timothy Fan and chemistry …Continue reading

Nobel in Chemistry Awarded to Developers of Technique for Study of Previously Unseen Biomolecules

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been won by three scientists credited with development of cryo-electron microscopy technique that allows study of biomolecules not visible through previously available microscopic techniques. Jacques Dubochet is based at University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Joachim Frank …Continue reading

Nasa’s Kepler Telescope Finds 10 More Planets That Could Sustain Life

NASA has released its most detailed and comprehensive mission catalog of planets detected by its Kepler telescope. The telescope team has discovered 219 new planets, 10 of which are alike in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of a …Continue reading

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