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Cocaine-Eating Enzymes, Drug-Toting Blood Cells, and Internet 'Fast Lanes': NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

By hitching drugs and other molecules to red blood cells, scientists may have discovered a way to defeat everything from peanut allergies to multiple sclerosis. NOVA Next contributor Eleanor Nelsen

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T-cells are integral parts of our immune system.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

  • Some regions of Yosemite will be once again be accessible only by foot .
  • All bits aren’t created equal, but that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about an open internet .
  • Humanity could be facing one of the biggest amphibian extinction crises of recent times. What can we do? Jeffrey Bonner of the Saint Louis Zoo explains in this video.
  • Monday night, Cassini celebrated its 10th anniversary in Saturn’s orbit. Check out these stunning images that Cassini has given us.
  • You might think you’re reading these words right now, but you’re not .
  • There aren’t any pharmaceutical treatments for cocaine addiction. A bacterial enzyme could change that.

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