New ‘Pied Piper’ device granted ‘breakthrough’ designation by FDA for brain tumors. The device lures aggressive cancer cells from deep in the brain into its trap.
The device is described in more detail in the Nature Materials paper, Guiding intracortical brain tumour cells to an extracortical cytotoxic hydrogel using aligned polymeric nanofibres.
Glioblastoma multiforme is an aggressive, invasive brain tumour with a poor survival rate. Available treatments are ineffective and some tumours remain inoperable because of their size or location.
The tumours are known to invade and migrate along white matter tracts and blood vessels. Here, we exploit this charact…Read more
Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus – Researchers at Mexico National Polytechnic Institute was able to completely eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in 29 patients using non-invasive photodynamic therapy: a method using oxygen and light frequencies.
Researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s, and even restores memories in mice. The next step is to verify the compounds aren’t toxic in preparation for translation to clinical trials on humans.
World\’s first flight of an aeroplane with solid-state propulsion, using ionised wind.
Under the wings there\’s around 4 or 5 rows of rods and control surfaces / wing flaps. An electric rod is charged to 20,000 volts, ionising the air around it. Behind the rod on the flap is the negative node, which is charged to -20,000 volts, creating a magnetic field. The ionised particles rush to the negative pole, and run into non-ionised (air) particles along the way, causing a breeze.
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