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Carbohydrate synthesizer opens door to new field of medicine

German scientists have reported a major advance toward opening the doors of a carbohydrate-based medicine chest for the 21st Century. Much more than just bread and pasta, these carbohydrates may form the basis of revolutionary new vaccines and drugs to battle malaria, HIV, and a plethora of other diseases. Speaking at the annual Meeting of […]

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Over-Screening For Cancer A Waste Of Funds

Elderly women are receiving a large number of mammograms and Pap smears with limited scientific evidence of advantage, researchers from Duke University Medical Center have reported. Such widespread, general screening in women over age 70 is a misdirected use of health-care funds that might be better utilized in higher-risk, underserved women, they said. “Cancer screening […]

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Ray Guns Getting Serious

Laser weapons? Ray guns? Not as fanciful as you might think thanks to recent advcances in the development of powerful free-electron lasers (FEL). FELs have been shown to generate very large amounts of power, tunable from the microwave to the visible spectrum. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is part of a team that is […]

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