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Could metals help treat cancer?

The effects of a new class of molecules, polyoxometalates, which are primarily composed of metals and oxygen, has been identified. These molecules are very powerful inhibitors of a specific protein kinase, CK2, an enzyme that is overactive in a number of cancers.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2008

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Material may help autos turn heat into electricity

Researchers invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. The material has twice the efficiency of anything currently on the market, and could also work in power generators and heat pumps.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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Nanotechnology may aid PCa diagnosis

Once limited to the electronics industry, semiconductor material may hold the key to improving early detection of prostate cancer among African-American men.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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