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New research finds that fluid shear stresses inside the abdomen may promote cancer’s spread by fostering chromosomal changes in normal cells and encouraging cancerous cells to cluster in immune-resistant spheroids.

A new platform that mimics the interactions among up to 10 organs in the human body could eventually replace animal testing of drugs for safety and efficacy.

Although hair dye has become commonplace in our culture, it can contain toxic components and can harm hair if used too often.

A “stethoscope” for the brain allows even untrained observers to detect seizures — just by listening to brain waves.

A drug-dispensing hydrogel implant can stop tumors from regrowing and metastasizing after surgery.

Extracting metals from old electronics is more cost-effective than mining those metals from the earth, say researchers Xianlai Zeng and Jinhui Li of Tsinghua Univ. in Beijing and John A. Mathews of Macquarie Univ. in Sydney.

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