Using waves to move droplets

IMAGE: A glycerol droplet travels along with the wave. Small particles in the droplet visualize the internal fluid flow. view more  Credit: De Jong et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaaw0914 Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor Patrick Onck, together…

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WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

IMAGE: According to the American Cancer Society, about 45,000 Americans will have died from pancreatic cancer by year’s end. That’s more than the number projected to die from breast cancer. Researchers… view more  MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—If the American Cancer Society’s projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate…

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Integral Molecular reaches milestone in I-O target discovery collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in discovering antibodies against multipass membrane proteins, today announced that it has successfully reached the first milestone in its collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. to discover new immuno-oncology (I-O) therapeutic targets. Integral Molecular utilized its Membrane Proteome Array (MPA) platform to find novel protein targets that can regulate the…

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those…

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Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs

VIDEO: Ultrasonic recordings reveal the ‘love song’ a male mouse produces when he is pitching woo to a female. view more  DURHAM, N.C. — Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse’s brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic ‘songs’ a male mouse produces when courting a potential mate.…

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Hey, Raptors Fans, You Want Fries With Those 3-Pointers?

From an athletic point of view, the stakes on Thursday night were clear. It was Game 6 of the N.B.A. Finals, and the Toronto Raptors had their second chance in four days to clinch the franchise’s first title. But there were greasier implications. In what has become something of a ritual, McDonald’s locations across Ontario…

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Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

A half-century ago, when researchers said cancers were caused by exposure to toxins in the environment, Dr. Henry T. Lynch begged to differ. Many cancers, he said, were hereditary. To prove his point he traveled to gatherings of families that he suspected had histories of hereditary cancer. He arranged to meet family members and asked:…

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Her Ex Won’t Stop Texting. And That Makes Me the Bad Guy?

My girlfriend and I have been dating for six months. (We’re in college.) It’s super awesome! Just one problem: Her ex-boyfriend still texts all the time. Things like: “We’re going to end up together” and “I still love you.” She tells me not to worry; she’s committed to me. But it bothers me that she…

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Homage or Theft? Carolina Herrera Called Out by Mexican Minister

Image The Carolina Herrera resort collection 2020 drew the ire of the government of Mexico.CreditCarolina Herrera, via Associated Press The stakes in the current debate around fashion, cultural appropriation and racism, in which a variety of brands from Gucci to H & M have been called out and publicly flayed for making products that display…

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I Don’t Go to Parties. I Go to Protests.

I have always loved a good protest. Growing up, I’d protest pretty much anything. It had less to do with any social or political ideology and more to do with the fact that I enjoyed making rage-fueled, pun-filled signs and screaming in unison. My passion for protest started early. I’d wave angry posters and yell…

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