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‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine

‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine

Researchers have isolated the first compound that can directly act on viral infectious agents, an miRNA found in honeysuckle used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Mini Raman Lasers Detect Single Nanoparticles

Mini Raman Lasers Detect Single Nanoparticles

Using whispering gallery mode microcavities, scientists have developed a highly sensitive method of detecting single nanoparticles in real time.

Taking AIM At Liver Cancer

Taking AIM At Liver Cancer

Scientists have found that the protein AIM stops liver cancer in its tracks in mice, suggesting a possible treatment for human patients.

Past Sexual Partners Can Influence Offspring’s Traits

Past Sexual Partners Can Influence Offspring’s Traits

A study in flies has shown that semen from a previous sexual partner can affect the size of the offspring with a subsequent mate.

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

While scientists haven’t been able to find sterile neutrinos yet, they now have a better idea of where to look for them, thanks to results from Daya Bay.

Encapsulating Drugs In Green Tea ‘Missiles’

Encapsulating Drugs In Green Tea ‘Missiles’

Scientists have used an antioxidant in green tea to make cancer drug delivery more precise and potent.

New Superlens Breaches The Diffraction Limit

New Superlens Breaches The Diffraction Limit

Scientists have developed a lens that can beat the diffraction limit, enabling ultra-high resolution imaging.

How “Asian Flush” Mutation Affects The Heart

How “Asian Flush” Mutation Affects The Heart

Having a mutated copy of ALDH2 could be more serious than simply turning red when you drink, it could also increase your risk of heart disease.

Harvesting Uranium From The Sea

Harvesting Uranium From The Sea

Using a computational screening approach, scientists have developed a protein that could be used to purify uranium from the sea.

Genetics Of Leukemia Decoded

Genetics Of Leukemia Decoded

Singapore researchers discover a gene that increases incidence of acute myelogenous leukaemia, providing an avenue for targeted therapy to treat the disease.