Finding Diamonds in Flames
We discover diamonds in candle flames in this week's Naked Scientists NewsFlash, but sadly, only a few atoms across! In other news we hear about a new technique for discovering which old drugs will treat existing diseases, how artificial chromosomes may help to treat a type of muscular dystrophy, and why solar seismology can forecast sunspots.
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Solar seismology may improve space weather forecasts...
Scientists have developed a technique for finding new ways to treat existing diseases using drugs that are already in existence and currently prescribed for completely different conditions.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, is a genetic condition in which sufferers lack the ability to produce dystrophin – an essential structural protein in muscles. The size of the dystrophin gene precludes existing gene therapy techniques, but researchers in Italy could achieve...
Diamonds have been found in candle flames...
Animals overheated by climate change are heading uphill and away from the equator, new research has shown.