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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 22nd Feb 2010

Storing Vaccines in Sugar Glass

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In this NewsFlash, how a simple intervention could cut child deaths in the developing world by more than 30 percent, a new technique for tracking the genetic signature of a tumour and how crafty scientists have got "lab on a chip" systems stitched up!  Plus, how locking vaccines in a sugar based glass reduces the need for refrigeration, making vaccines cheaper and easier to transport.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:17 - Saving newborn lives

    Researchers funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have discovered that a short training course can help to cut the rate of stillbirths by more than 30 per cent in developing countries...

  • 03:21 - New technique for cancer monitoring

    Scientists have discovered a new, much more sensitive way to detect cancers and follow their response to therapy as well as monitor patients for signs of relapse...



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