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Spit tests may soon replace many blood tests

One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes. A major step in that direction is the cataloguing of the ?complete? salivary proteome, a set of proteins in human ductal saliva, identified by a consortium of three research teams.

Mar 26th, 2008

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Chemical signaling may power nanomachines

In a finding that could provide controlled motion in futuristic nanomachines used for drug delivery, fuel cells, and other applications, researchers in Pennsylvania report that chemical signaling between synthetic microcapsules can trigger and direct movement of these capsules.

Mar 26th, 2008

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Bidirectional microdisplay (OLED on CMOS)

For the first time ever, OLEDs and OLED-on-CMOS integration offer the possibility to integrate highly efficient light sources with photo detectors on a single CMOS chip. This enables monolithically integrated optoelectronic applications based on standard silicon.

Mar 25th, 2008

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