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li-image1Light powers world's fastest-spinning object

A dumbbell-shaped nanoparticle powered just by the force and torque of light has become the world's fastest-spinning object.

pill-securityEdible ‘security tag’ to protect drugs from counterfeit

Manufacturing prescription drugs with distinct markings, colors, shapes or packaging isn’t enough to protect them from counterfeiting, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports have shown.

hans-lensA technology devised to help reduce injection pain, swelling from some best-selling drugs

Eight of the top 10 selling drugs in the United States are biologics, which are produced from living organisms or certain components of living organisms. Subcutaneous injection – where the drug is injected into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle – is emerging as an effective delivery route alternative to intravenous infusion and allows a user to take the drug at home.

ruple-dogRecent health science news from Purdue University

Below are some recent health-related stories from Purdue University. These and more health stories are available here.

yuan-neuronalSynthetic neurons project offers platform for disease treatment, further brain research

The body can recover from many things, but the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease isn’t one of them.

ibrahim-clusterAncient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis

A delicate balance of electrons flowing through the photosynthetic machinery is essential to a plant’s ability to turn sunlight into energy and its survival. Understanding the factors that regulate this balance is key for plant breeders who may want to improve light energy conversion in crop plants for increased yield.

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