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UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile

...istant to chemotherapy," said Chen. "They act like soccer goalies and punt therapeutic drugs out of the cancer cell. This prevents the drug from taking effect and allows the tumor to continue growing unchecked." In order to track the carrier's journey, the scientists added luciferase ?the protein that make...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

... process, called quorum sensing, to the example of soccer hooligans who on their own are quite ineffective but when they group together, can be a powerful force that creates havoc of disastrous proportions. It's the furanones that come to the rescue by irreversibly switching off the bacterial signalling m...

Buckyballs boost antibody's chemotherapy payload

...nd nanoparticles called buckyballs. Buckyballs are soccer ball-shaped molecules of pure carbon that can each be loaded with several molecules of anticancer drugs like Taxol®. In the new research, the scientists found they could load as many as 40 buckyballs into a single skin-cancer antibody called ZME-018...

The shape of life: research sheds light on how cells take shape

...nk of it like the 'wave' that fans create during a soccer game. One bundle buckles, then it sets off another bundle, then another bundle, until you get a sea of undulating stripes," Valles said. "What's exciting is that this finding may provide insight into how the shapes that make up the human body are cre...

Engineer ramps up protein production, develops versatile viral spheres

...pies of the same protein assemble into a nanoscale soccer ball. "We think these little spheres, 27 nanometers in diameter, will form the basis for a new class of pharmaceuticals and a new class of materials," Swartz says. "For example, to date we've been seriously limited in our ability to both produce an...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

... found they are less prone to harm than collegiate soccer or basketball players. Led by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School, the findings of the study are published in the January 2007 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. "We found that competitive surfing has a relat...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

...njury," said Hietala. The study was extended to soccer players heading the ball repeatedly from long and ...nal fluid were found. "This data shows headings in soccer is not associated with any neurochemical evidence of brain damage," said Hietala. ...

Researchers develop buckyballs to fight allergy

...eam has identified a new biological function for a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle called a buckyball – the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of new therapies for allergy. Allergic disease is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, and while ...

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