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Archive for June, 2009

Prototype Nokia phone recharges without wires : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

Posted by Lauren Rugani on June 16, 2009


Prototype Nokia phone recharges without wires : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech.

Although all of my posts so far have been self-reported, I saw this today and thought it fit nicely into the theme of In Futuro.

I’ll leave this on the front page for now, but it prompted me to create a new In Futuro page: In the News. From now on, this is where I will post news items that made it out before I picked up on them. Happy reading!

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A Band-Aid For Cancer

Posted by Lauren Rugani on June 16, 2009


With increasing research and successful experimentation, potential cancer therapies are moving away from invasive surgeries and toxic radiation toward less invasive, less destructive methods. Several new treatments involve attaching drugs to tiny nanoparticles, which are absorbed by tumor cells and then burst by light or sound waves, killing the cancerous cells. While these techniques generally do not harm healthy cells, there is still apprehension about injecting nanoparticles into the body as little is known about their long term effects.

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Eye For an Eye

Posted by Lauren Rugani on June 11, 2009


In the first medical therapy of its kind, University of New South Wales doctors effectively restored sight in patients with degenerative eye disease or damage with stems cells from the patients’ own eyes. The treatment is simple, cheap and completely non-invasive, which keeps post-op hospital stays to a minimum, say the researchers.

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