Busting Blood Clots with Nanotechnology
In this NewsFlash, we hear how a breath of bicarbonate might cut infections related to Cystic Fibrosis, discover a nano-technological solution to dangerous blood clots, and examine the astronomical mystery of the disappearing dust cloud. Plus, a new way to think about explosives and, of course, the potential discovery of the Higgs boson!
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Sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis, or CF, have lower pH in their airways and this impairs their ability to kill bacteria, leading to increased infections, inflammation and ultimately damage to lung tissue.
A nanoscale solution to unclogging blocked blood vessels with clot-dissolving drugs has been revealed by scientists this week.
A huge, hot dusty disc around a Sun-like star seems to have vanished before our very eyes, and its disappearance cannot be explained by any current scientific theory.
A unique and explosive demonstration has given people an opportunity to watch a supersonic high-explosive detonation whirling around their heads...
Have we really founds the Higgs Boson? If so, how certain are we and what could this mean for physics and our future..?