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Aguilar dogAnthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer

Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat.


Dou hybrid gifNew material points toward highly efficient solar cells

A new type of material for next-generation solar cells eliminates the need to use lead, which has been a major roadblock for this technology.


Lyle cancerGetting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult – but a new ‘road map’ might make it easier

The human brain has some remarkable capabilities – including the ability to block cancer drugs from effectively reaching cancer cells in the brain.


tungara frogRisky business: Frogs’ mating calls also attract predators

Frogs have been struggling a bit in recent years. Their populations around the world have been declining for decades, and the reasons for their loss come from many fronts. Like many other animals, frogs are losing their homes and learning to live in a changing world.


key-engine‘Listening’ to engine blades to stop failures, disasters

The roar of a jet or race car engine can nearly take one’s breath away. Now imagine trying to hear through all that noise to pinpoint a problem with the engine – and stop a potentially disastrous failure.


Ekenstedt dogsYour dog might be hiding its true colors

If you have a purebred dog, it’s likely that he or she looks fairly similar to other dogs of the same breed, especially when it comes to the color of their coats.


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