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Drug delivery via nanotubes on titanium implants

A Colorado State University mechanical engineering professor is in the first year of a new study to determine whether nanotubes on titanium implants can deliver chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics directly to skeletal implants, limiting the spread of drugs throughout the body and reducing side effects on patients.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2009

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Facing the ethical challenges of nanotechnology - Size Matters 2009

In what way will nanotechnology affect social life, the working and consumer environment, and our welfare systems? And to what extent are we prepared to accept such changes? Prominent experts will be discussing these issues at the SIZE MATTERS 2009 conference on June 17-18, 2009 from the perspective of the natural sciences, medicine, philosophy, theology and law.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2009

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From three to four: a quantum leap in few-body physics

In 2007 and 2008 two groups of theoretical physicists predicted the existence of universal four-body states that are closely tied to Efimov trimer states. Now, a team of scientists of the Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, has proven these states experimentally in an ultracold gas of cesium atoms.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2009

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Researchers wanted: Humans need not apply?

In a perspectives piece in tomorrow's edition of the journal Science, two scientists discuss this brave new world of scientific research and its implications for the way science is conducted. They see this all as a promising trend, but caution that researchers need to consider what tasks are best suited for automation and which should be left to the human mind.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2009

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