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Nanosensors to detect possible mutations in DNA

Researchers at the Cidetec-IK4 technological centre in Spain have developed electrochemical sensors that, amongst other functions, enable the detection of possible mutations in DNA in a more rapid manner that has been achieved to date.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2009

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Social inclusion and engagement on nanotechnology

Nanotechnology will have a strong local future if industry and community can agree on the type of technologies that should be adopted, according to one of a number of findings from a nanotechnology report released last week by Australian Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr.

Posted: Mar 1st, 2009

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Frontiers in biomaterials-based drug and gene delivery

The National Cheng Kung University held an international symposium on February 27th, entitled 'Frontiers in biomaterials-based drug and gene delivery', featuring a forum on drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by leading experts in biomaterials from around the world.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2009

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Single polymer chains as molecular wires

The research team has succeeded in lifting single polymers from a gold surface, similar to chains, and in measuring their electrical and mechanical properties during this process.

Posted: Feb 26th, 2009

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Nanoscience pioneer Alivisatos to deliver Compton lecture

Alivisatos will be at Washington University in St. Louis 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Graham Chapel to deliver the Arthur Holly Compton Lecture on 'The Development of New Nanocrystal Molecules for Biological Sensing and Detecting' for the Assembly Series.

Posted: Feb 25th, 2009

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