The scientists describe a solution tiny beads, about 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter, made of plastic and magnetic materials. When exposed to a magnetic field, the particles spun like a gyroscope and could be easily directed to move though narrow channels of liquids inside a glass plate, the researchers say. The scientists could control the speed of the "microswimmers" by varying the strength of the magnetic field. MTS
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"Magnetically Actuated Colloidal Microswimmers"
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Pietro Tierno, Ph.D.
University of Barcelona
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Toward a long-sought saliva test for autism
Journal of Proteome Research
Researchers in Italy are reporting discovery of abnormal proteins in the saliva of autism patients that could eventually provide a clue for the molecular basis of this severe developmental disorder and could be used as a biomarker for a subgroup of patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Their study is in the January 2 issue of ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication.
Autism involves social withdrawal, impaired emotional responses and communication
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