Archive | August, 2013

New approach in the treatment of breast cancer

Scientists at the MedUni Vienna, in collaboration with a working group led by Nancy Hynes at the University of Basel, have discovered a new approach in the treatment of breast cancer: an international team involving the Clinical Institute of Pathology at the MedUni Vienna has been able to demonstrate the activation of a receptor, the […]

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Earth calling Cassini

People around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission on July 19 — the day the Cassini spacecraft turned back toward Earth to take our picture. The mission has assembled a collage from those images. The collage is online here. […]

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New drugs to find the right target to fight Alzheimer’s disease

A favorite Alzheimer’s target: gamma secretase The two next-generation classes of compound that are currently in clinical trials target an enzyme that cuts APP, known as gamma secretase. Until now, our understanding of the mechanism involved has been lacking. But with this work, the EPFL researchers were able to shed some more light on it […]

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Fifty ways to pack your circles

Squaring the circle is but one futile endeavour akin to squeezing a round peg into a square hole. But there are many improbable problems that humanity seeks to solve and with the advent of supercomputers and so-called “big data” it seems that perhaps no problem is now off-limits. Unfortunately, it ain’t necessarily so. Engineer Chikit […]

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