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Researchers develop smart petri dish

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they call a Smart Petri Dish that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through blood.

Jun 13th, 2006

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Scientists take snapshots of enzyme action

Scientists have determined the atomic crystal structure and functional mechanism of an enzyme essential for eliminating unwanted, non-nutritional compounds such as drugs, industrial chemicals, and toxic compounds from the body.

Jun 12th, 2006

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Nanowire-paper offers strength, flexibility

University of Arkansas researchers have created assemblies of nanowires that show potential in applications such as armor, flame-retardant fabric, bacteria filters, oil cracking, controlled drug release, decomposition of pollutants and chemical warfare agents.

Jun 7th, 2006

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