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Cats Could Help in Development of Anti-HIV Drugs

Technion researchers have discovered a mechanism which may serve the foundation for the resistance of FIV, the virus that causes “Feline AIDS.” Because of the parallels between FIV and HIV-1, the researchers say the discovery could also assist...
19-Mar-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Light and Gold for Targeted, Non-Invasive Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a highly-targeted and non-invasive drug-release method that combines a nanoscale gold particle-containing polymer coating and near-infrared light. The technology could also be used for other applications, including the...
22-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Orthodontic Surgery via Enzymatic Blade: No Incision Necessary

Researchers at the Technion have developed a method that could reduce the pain and cost associated with orthodontic work, while shortening the time needed to wear braces to about six months.
14-Feb-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Synthetic Cell That Produces Anti-Cancer Drugs Within a Tumor

Researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a “nano-factory” – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The synthetic cell could one day be an important part in the personalized medicine...
13-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Future of Semiconductor Lasing: Topological Insulator Lasers

Researchers have developed a new, highly efficient coherent and robust semiconductor laser system: the topological insulator laser. The results of the study pave the way towards a novel class of active topological photonic devices that may be...
1-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Human Body's Golden Gate to Iron Traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
18-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brittle Starfish Shows How to Make Tough Ceramics

A coral reef-dwelling starfish that creates highly resistant lenses from chalk has given an international team of researchers a biostrategy that could lead to new ways for toughening brittle ceramics in applications including optical lenses,...
6-Dec-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lessons from Marine Sponges Could Lead to Novel Glass Technology

Israeli and German scientists have uncovered some clues about the abilities of some marine creatures to form glass structures in cold water. The findings could lead to nature-inspired recipes for creating novel glass technologies at room temperature.
7-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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