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March 21, 2007

'Glow In The Dark Mosquitoes' Fight Malaria

Malaria is the most widespread of the transmissible diseases. It threatens almost one third of Humanity, affects around 600 million people and is responsible, each year, for more than 2 million deaths. Caused by microscopic parasites, Plasmodia, this disease is transmitted by the bite of certain mosquitoes, the Anopheles....
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April 13, 2005

Nanoshells Search and Destroy Cancer

The novelty of this research, however, is that the nanoshells are optimized to absorb wavelengths of light that are passed harmlessly through the surrounding tissue. Light energy at these particular wavelengths is used to heat the nanoshells and destroy the nearby cancer cells in a highly targeted manner.

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December 27, 2004

Scopes Monkey Trial Biology Text Listed Values

Joe Carter has an excellent post on the Scopes "Monkey" Trial; the case that successfully challenged a law forbidding evolution from being taught in public schools. Among the many items discussed by Joe is the content of the biology book that was used by Scopes. This "science" text included values...
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