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Chemists turn anthrax bacteria into cancer-fighting zombies

An MIT research team takes one of our biggest biological enemies and recruits it as an expert drug delivery bug in the fight against cancer.

By September 25, 2014

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Chemists developing breathalyzer to detect and monitor diabetes

Diabetics can have a "fruity" odor to their breath that indicates high glucose levels, and chemists at the University of Pittsburgh say this biomarker alone can diagnose the disease.

By June 10, 2013

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Swallowing this needle-studded pill could be good for you

Researchers develop a pill that could be swallowed to deliver drugs directly into our digestive tracts via tiny needles. And that's better how?

By October 1, 2014

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Is MSG really all that bad for you?

Monosodium glutamate, aka MSG, has gotten a bad rap, but is the food additive really bad for you? The American Chemical Society breaks it down.

By August 25, 2014

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Chemists create Alzheimer's-fighting extract in lab

The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.

By August 25, 2011

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Google embarks on smart contact lenses for diabetics

What if people with diabetes didn't have to prick their fingers several times a day to conduct blood sugar tests -- but instead could simply wear contacts?

By January 16, 2014

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Chemists introduce 'killer' bacteria-fighting paper

Intended for use in food packaging, the paper contains a coating of silver nanoparticles already found in such items as medical ointments and odor-resistant socks.

By January 21, 2011

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Sound waves used to move levitating objects in 3D space

Japanese Scientists have used acoustic levitation to not just levitate objects in space, but, incredibly, move them around.

By January 5, 2014

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Alcohoot transforms your smartphone into a breathalyzer

The $119 breathalyzer plugs into the audio ports of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Replacement mouthpieces and power cords are sold separately.

By December 18, 2013

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Engineers write programming language to help build synthetic DNA

Chemists could soon turn to a standardized set of instructions on how to program molecular interaction in a test tube or cell.

By September 30, 2013