Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery
Cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and consequently tend to remain in the body even after a course of treatment has finished, where they can often trigger cancer recurrence or metastasis. A new study by researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology has found that using nanoparticles to deliver an anti-cancer drug that simultaneously kills cancer cells and cancer stem cells significantly reduces the recurrence and metastasis of lung cancer.
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
Are you wondering how a biopic about a scientist, The Theory of Everything, garnered five Oscar nominations – or even got made in the first place? American University’s School of Communication professor Declan Fahy explains it all in his latest book, T…
Researchers describe five new species of marine invertebrates
In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Zootaxa, Brazilian researchers described five new species of ascidians. Commonly known as sea squirts, ascidians are marine invertebrates that generally form permanently submerged colonies.