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Nanotech to the rescue

Nanotech to the rescue

Lachlan Cornell In 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published an article highlighting the potential benefits nanotechnology could have on people with diabetes. You can view that article here. The idea was that the nanoparticles inside the body would be able to detect glucose levels and respond by releasing the appropriate amount of insulin. This […]

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Sea snail compound reduces cancer risk

Sea snail compound reduces cancer risk

The remarkable ability of a small Australian sea snail to produce a colourful purple compound to protect its eggs is proving even more remarkable for its potential in a new anti-cancer pharmaceutical. Researchers at Flinders University, Southern Cross University and Monash University in Australia have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian […]

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Breath testing for cancer

Breath testing for cancer

While there have been rumours of dogs and bees being able to detect cancers from the smell of peoples breath and urine for many years, a clinical trial using a breath test for cancer is being launched, but it doesn’t involve any animals. The trail will analyse molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer […]

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