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‘Paper Machine’ to Replace Traditional Diagnostics Under Controlled Temperatures: study

A new portable “paper machine” can detect cancer and infectious diseases besides identifying some gnetics disorders and it costs just $2 or Rs.120, thanks to George Whitesides from Harvard University and his colleagues who invented it. The paper machine integrates paper microfluidices in a multi-layer structure to give diagnostic results at a highly reduced cost, virtually eliminating the need for ...

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Meet Sangeeta Bhatia, $250000 Heinz Prize Winner from MIT

Sangeeta Bhatia, a scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has emerged the winner of this year’s prestigious Heinz Award for developing an artificial human microlivers for drug testing. The Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment carries a cahs prize of $250,000 every year for extraordinary research work or contributions to arts and humanities; environment; human condition; ...

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New ‘Bionic Leaf’ Lets Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers have created an artificial leaf that can trap solar energy and turn it into liquid fuel with the help of bacteria, with huge potential for future sources of energy. Called bionic leaf, the artificial leaf developed by researchers mimicks the photosynthesis in natural leaves to harvest solar energy and convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. They have added a ...

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Existing drug found effective to treat cerebral malaria: study

Rapamycin, a drug recently approved for treating neurological diseases, was found to be effective in treating even cerebral malaria, research has found. In another interesting twist, the researchers discovered that stopping food or reducing food intake during the first two days of infection could protect against the disease. In animal model, treating mice with the drug rapamycin protected them against ...

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Nature Names ISRO chief Radhakrishnan, robot maker Radhika Nagpal among top 10 global scientists in 2014

ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan has been chosen in the top ten scientists of the world in 2014 by prestigious Nature journal, while European scientist Andrea Accomazzo, who is behind the Rosetta comet landing is also named in the list. Others in the list include Suzanne Topalian, cancer combatant, Radhika Nagpal, a robot maker, Sheik Humarr Khan, the Ebola doctor, David ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Genetically Engineers Stem Cells to Treat Brain Tumors

Scientists, led by Indian-origin researcher Khalid Shah, have gnetically engineered toxin-xevreting stem cells to eradicate brain cancer in mouse, heraling a new and innovative method to take the fight aginst cancer further. Shah, a Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, said he team has devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain ...

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