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Workshop 'Trends in nanomechanics and nanoengineering'

The main purpose of the Workshop "Trends in Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering", which will take place on August, 24-28, 2009, in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, is to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of nanomechanics in academia and industry.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2009

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Nanoparticles detect dying cancer cells

Two years ago, researchers at the University of South Australia discovered a new molecular marker specific for chemotherapy-induced cancer cell death. Now, those same investigators have used this marker to develop an imaging agent that can pinpoint tumor cell death using magnetic resonance imaging.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2009

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Radiolabeled nanoparticles boost PET-CT combo imaging

In an attempt to decrease the amount of cancer-targeting nanoparticle needed to image tumors, a team of investigators has developed a simple method for creating iron oxide nanoparticles labeled with 18F, a radioisotope that is easily detected using positron emission tomography.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2009

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Pack 'em in - gold nanoparticles improve gene regulation

Investigators at Northwestern University have found that packing small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules onto the surface of a gold nanoparticle can protect siRNAs from degradation and increase their ability to regulate genes involved in cancer.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2009

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