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Drug Levitation a Rising Science for Researchers

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November 15, 2012
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Scientists in the US are developing powerful new drugs by using sound waves to make their chemical components levitate in mid-air. It's part of a new technique that researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory hope will lead to the creation of drugs more effective than those currently available.


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Study: Drug Could Prevent Men From Cheating

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