June 2013: 2

Recently in Science News

Biological transistor built for living computers
“DNA-based switches could be used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases”
Meghan Rosen, Science News — April 2, 2013

Eye drops reduce signs of macular degeneration in mice
“Targeting cholesterol in retina stops rogue blood vessel growth often seen in the vision disease”
Tina Hesman Saey, Science News — April 2, 2013

View to a cell (includes video)
“New optics shatter the diffraction barrier, illuminating life within us”
Rachel Ehrenberg, Science News — May 28, 2013

Viruses and mucus team up to ward off bacteria
“Phages [bacteria-killing viruses] may play unforeseen role in immune protection”
Tina Hesman Saey, Science News — May 20, 2013

Mathematics

One of the most abstract fields in math finds application in the ‘real’ world
Julie Rehmeyer, Science News — May 26, 2013

Physics

Atom’s core gets pear-shaped
“Tapering asymmetry of some nuclei confirms predictions”
Andrew Grant, Science News — May 8, 2013

Light journeys unimpeded along material’s surface
“Exotic etched glass could improve optics-based communications”
Andrew Grant, Science News — April 11, 2013

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