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Nanobowls serve up chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells – EurekAlert

For decades, scientists have explored the use of liposomes -- hollow spheres made of lipid bilayers -- to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumor cells. But drugs can sometimes leak out of liposomes before they reach their destination, reducing the dose received …

ASTRO survey: Fewer patients despite enhanced safety measures at radiation oncology clinics – EurekAlert

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey from the Amer…

Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism – EurekAlert

Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with typical development show similar proactive cognitive control. However, symptoms of depression in individuals with autism were linked to less proactive control, a UC Davis study fo…

COVID-19 tests compared – EurekAlert

In an important, comprehensive, and timely review, an expert team from the University of California Berkeley details the methodologies used in nucleic acid-based tests for detecting the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They show that th…

Fishing rod ‘selfie stick’ and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct sea reptile – EurekAlert

A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So he attached his digital camera to a fishing rod and -- with sev…

Children not immune to coronavirus; new study from pandemic epicenter describes severe COVID-19 response in children – EurekAlert

- While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. A new report from pediatric anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists and pediatricians at the C…

Immunotherapy, steroids had positive outcomes in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome – EurekAlert

Treatment with antibodies purified from donated blood -- immune globulin therapy -- and steroids restored heart function in the majority of children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome, according to new research published yesterday in Circu…

Nature unveiling herself before science – EurekAlert

21st century societal challenges such as demographic developments and an ageing population demand for new functional materials, such as for bone prostheses. Nature often serves as inspiration when designing these materials. In a recent study published in Anal…

Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction reduces worries – EurekAlert

Offering personalized ovarian cancer risk prediction to women shows that 98 per cent of participants felt less worried after finding out their ovarian cancer risk status, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Six feet not far enough to stop virus transmission in light winds – EurekAlert

Airborne transmission of viruses, like the virus causing COVID-19, is not well understood, but a good baseline for study is a deeper understanding of how particles travel through the air when people cough. In Physics of Fluids, researchers discuss a simulatio…
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