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enzyme

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Shell extends biofuels deal with 'super enzyme' maker Codexis

Energy giant signs on for more development of designer liquid fuels that have similar characteristics to today's fuels but are cleaner.

By Nov. 7, 2007

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Scientists inch closer to building a drug-delivering nanorobot

Researchers say their proof-of-concept is a major step toward designing a nanocage that carries medicine around the body and targets specific diseased cells.

By Dec. 3, 2013

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How injectable nanogel could help fight diabetes

Nanotechnology could remove the finger prick from the daily routine of people with diabetes with an injectable gel that monitors blood-sugar levels and automatically secretes insulin.

By May. 16, 2013

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Scientists create 'highway of death' for cancer

Instead of relying on drugs to kill tumors, Georgia Tech researchers engineer artificial pathways to lure malignant cells to their death, using a "Pied Piper" approach to treating cancer.

By Feb. 17, 2014

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New imaging technique could personalize cancer therapy

Researchers devise an innovative imaging technique to study an enzyme called tubulin tyrosine ligase, which can indicate how aggressive are person's cancer is and therefore how it should be treated.

By Apr. 19, 2011

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Nanotech 'sober pill' could one day de-drunk you

Newly developed nanocapsules could one day deliver alcohol-digesting enzymes into a person's system to quickly lower blood alcohol content.

By Feb. 19, 2013

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Anti-hijacker trap door among loony Ig Nobel prizes

Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.

By Sep. 13, 2013

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Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Sony develops battery powered by paper

At Eco-Products 2011 show in Tokyo, Sony shows off a prototype battery that gets its power from shredded paper.

By Dec. 21, 2011

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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 Aug. 25, 2011