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New tumor-targeting agent images and treats wide variety of cancers

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find …

Science Shows Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions may produce unhealthy chemical reactions. Urinating in a chlorinated pool can lead to small amounts of chemicals that might irritate your lungs, …

Bionic Pancreas Handles Ice Cream Sundaes, French Fries

The device takes over the duties of a typical pancreas in people with type 1 diabetes.<p>A new bionic pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes is showing promise in early field tests. So far, it's deftly handled ice cream binges and kids at camp, Bloomberg reports.<p>"The performance of our system in …

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How mapping the human proteome reveals new insights into our bodies

Professor Kathryn Lilley explains the science behind recent progress in working out when and where our proteins are made<p>Researchers recently announced that they had created an inventory of all the proteins in the human body – proteins that are encoded by the genome. We ask expert Professor Kathryn …

The current ebola epidemic is the worst ever and it's spreading

West Africans are experiencing the largest and widest-ranging ebola virus outbreak recorded<p>Above: <i>A UNICEF worker in Conakry, Guinea distributing soap and chlorine and teaching residents how to combat ebola.</i><p>The largest outbreak of ebola ever recorded is spreading in West Africa, and it’s unlikely to …