Archive for February, 2008

Cheap, ‘safe’ drug kills most cancers

February 24, 2008
clipped from www.newscientist.com

What makes cancer cells different - and how to kill them
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.
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RFID-tagged humans tracked by US university

February 19, 2008
clipped from www.zdnet.com.au
Students, engineers and staff at the University of Washington (UW) will find out first hand what it means to be tracked by RFID in what UW researchers call “the next step in social networking”.

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