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Handheld Plasma Flashlight Rids Skin of Notorious Pathogens ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2012) — A group of Chinese and Australian scientists have developed a handheld, battery-powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant. Materials Science, Battery Pow Plasma Produce, Chine, Sciencedaili Apr, Bacteria, Pathogen Sciencedaili, Flashlight Kill, Flashlight Rid, Australian Scientists
N CAROLINA ST U - Bees 'Self-Medicate' When Infected With Some Pathogens. The idea that the survival instinct of a honey bee has a mothering tendency with homeopathic remedies is astonishing!
First Gene Therapy Successful Against Aging-Associated Decline: Mouse Lifespan Extended Up to 24% With a Single Treatment ScienceDaily (May 14, 2012) — A new study consisting of inducing cells to express telomerase, the enzyme which -- metaphorically -- slows down the biological clock -- was successful. The research provides a "proof-of-principle" that this "feasible and safe" approach can effectively "improve health span."
Cellular Computers? Scientists Train Cells to Perform Boolean Functions ScienceDaily (May 30, 2012) — Johns Hopkins scientists have engineered cells that behave like AND and OR Boolean logic gates, producing an output based on one or more unique inputs. This feat, published in the May issue of Nature Chemical Biology, could eventually help researchers create computers that use cells as tiny circuits.
Biologists Produce Potential Malarial Vaccine from Algae ScienceDaily (May 16, 2012) — Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, an achievement that could pave the way for the development of an inexpensive way to protect billions of people from one of the world's most prevalent and debilitating diseases.