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DNA Computer Detects, Treats Disease in Test Tube

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have come a step closer to creating a minuscule DNA computer that may one day be able to spot diseases like cancer from inside the body and release a drug to treat it. Professor Ehud Shapiro and researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute constructed the world's smallest biomolecular computer a few years ago. Now they have programmed it to analyse biological information to detect and treat prostate cancer and a form of lung cancer in laboratory experiments. Could nanomachines be tomorrow's doctors?.

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Palladium in Heavy Water… Revisiting Cold Fusion

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to give cold fusion a warmer reception after many years of skepticism and even ridicule as the agency pursues an official review of the controversial technology. DOE to revisit cold fusion.

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