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Lab on a Chip + Cell Phone Could Lead to New Tool to Help Diagnose/Develop Treatment for Diseases

We talk with the leader of a research team from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) that has demonstrated what could potentially be a new and less-expensive method for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis-C. Also… All 52 passengers aboard a Russian research ship stuck in ice for over a week in Antarctica were airlifted to safety Thursday. But, the crew of the Chinese icebreaker that provided the helicopter used in the airlift, said they are worried about their ship's ability to move through the thick sea ice after remaining stationary for several days. Researchers have developed the first non-invasive method of detecting malaria infection using a laser beam scanner.   U.S. spending on biomedical research has declined, and now represents less than one-half of such spending worldwide.   Scientists in Britain are now experimenting with embedding data in the plastic itself. Guys are you looking for a way to attract a female? According to a new study one way to do so is to sing! But make sure you warble on-key. A new study suggests that modern flowering plants, trees and agricultural crops may not have the characteristics, or the time, to respond to rapid human-induced climate change. Some children in the sun-drenched state of California are getting hands-on exposure to the frozen flakes, despite the warm weather, thanks to a museum.