This week in science

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created protein switches in cancer cells which trigger cancer cell self-destruction.

Elevated levels of radiation were found in rice crops near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, worrying officials because rice is a staple in the Japanese diet.

Diamonds located about 435 miles beneath the Earth's surface have helped researchers understand the earth's carbon cycle and all the processes that depend on it.

Scientists in the Netherlands are trying to increase the mobility of stroke patients by using robotic legs.

-compiled by Surabhi Bhatt, Faiza Arif and Adnin Zaman

Published September 28, 2011

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