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Antibody Engineering Cuts the Collateral Damage of Cancer Drugs

25. August 2008

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Killing cancer cells, while leaving normal tissue unscathed, is almost impossible. Nanotechnology may do the trick, but big pharmaceutical companies are far from embracing that strategy. In the meantime, highly-engineered biological molecules will fill the void.                                                    

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Platypus is a bird,a reptile, & a mammal

9. May 2008

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Arguably the oddest beast in Nature’s menagerie, the platypus looks as it if were assembled from spare parts left over after the animal kingdom was otherwise complete. Now scientists know why. According to a study released Wednesday, the egg-laying critter is a genetic potpourri — part bird, part reptile and part lactating mammal. The task […]

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Platypus is a bird,a reptile, & a mammal

9. May 2008

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Arguably the oddest beast in Nature’s menagerie, the platypus looks as it if were assembled from spare parts left over after the animal kingdom was otherwise complete. Now scientists know why. According to a study released Wednesday, the egg-laying critter is a genetic potpourri — part bird, part reptile and part lactating mammal. The task […]

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HIV blocking gene identified

4. March 2008

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A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has discovered a gene that is able to block HIV, and in turn prevent the onset of AIDS. Stephen Barr, a molecular virologist in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, says his team has A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has discovered […]

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Scientists make beating heart in laboratory

22. January 2008

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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (January, 13 2008) — University of Minnesota researchers have created a beating heart in the laboratory. By using a process called whole organ decellularization, scientists from the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair grew functioning heart tissue by taking dead rat and pig hearts and reseeding them with a mixture […]

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