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Electronics for a third-generation artificial retina

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project to produce an 'epiretinal prosthesis' that could restore vision to millions of people around the world suffering from eye diseases.

Posted: Feb 5th, 2010

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Plasmonic nanobubbles kill cancer cells

Using lasers and nanoparticles, scientists at Rice University have discovered a new technique for singling out individual diseased cells and destroying them with tiny explosions.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2010

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Pharmaceutical nanotechnology makes drugs more effective

Vladimir Torchilin, distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University, recently received a $1.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute to examine a new, nanotechnology-based method of drug development.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2010

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Beilstein-Institut funds joint research project NanoBiC

The effects of high-energy beam on nano components and human cells will be investigated in detail by scientists in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. One goal of the NanoBiC project is to construct - like craftsmen - functional elements on surfaces e.g. transistors, sensors, quantum dots or memory elements according to a building plan. A further aim is to acquire detailed knowledge of the effects of cosmic rays on human cells which is particularly important for manned space missions.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2010

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe funds Center for Electrochemical Sciences

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are jointly funding the Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) at Ruhr University Bochum. The new center is also cooperating with the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. It will focus on a discipline which is regarded as the basis for numerous high-tech applications.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2010

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