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A biochemical random number | Technology Org

True random numbers are required in fields as diverse as slot machines and data encryption. These numbers need to be truly random, such that they cannot even be predicted by people with detailed knowledge of the method used to generate them. As a rule, they are generated using physical methods. For instance, thanks to the […]

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Minuscule Migrations | Technology Org

Cells move constantly throughout our bodies, performing myriad operations critical to tissue development, immune responses and general wellbeing. This bustle is guided by chemical cues long studied by scientists interested in cellular migration. To better understand this phenomenon, a team of biologists and physicists, led by UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Professor Denise Montell, investigated the effect […]

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Cancer Crosstalk | Technology Org

Any given tumor is composed of a multitude of cell types that can each look or behave differently from its neighbors. An emerging body of research suggests that these differences can influence disease progression or the way a tumor responds to drugs. Now, a new study by Harvard Medical School scientists shows that such cell […]

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Cancer Crosstalk | Technology Org

Any given tumor is composed of a multitude of cell types that can each look or behave differently from its neighbors. An emerging body of research suggests that these differences can influence disease progression or the way a tumor responds to drugs. Now, a new study by Harvard Medical School scientists shows that such cell […]

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Halting Cholera | Technology Org

Every year, as many as four million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur worldwide due to cholera, a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and is usually spread through contaminated water, according to the World Health Organization. Now, new research from a team led by Harvard Medical School investigators based at Massachusetts General Hospital may help scientists develop […]

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Ironing Out Technetium Contamination | Technology Org

Study finds contaminant captured by iron under natural conditions Millions of medical imaging procedures each year rely on radioactive technetium. One of its radioisotopes decays quickly and is useful as a tracer material in nuclear medicine. But another, technetium-99, is very long-lived, poses a risk to the environment, and is a potential health threat. Technetium can […]

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Lead-free magnetic perovskites | Technology Org

Scientists at Linköping University working with the perovskite family of materials have taken a step forwards and developed an optoelectronic magnetic double perovskite. The discovery opens the possibility to couple spintronics with optoelectronics for rapid and energy-efficient information storage. Image credit: Robert M. Lavinsky via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0 Perovskites form a family of materials with […]