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Nanocoating safely kills MRSA on contact

Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections.

Posted: Aug 16th, 2010

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Fractals make better superconductors

A research team from Rome, Grenoble and London report that the strength of the superconductivity - its ability to persist as temperature is increased - correlates in certain oxide materials with structures visible over a range of length scales. Intriguingly, these structures extend almost to the millimeter scale, and have a 'fractal' nature, similar to the intricate patterns in a snowflake.

Posted: Aug 16th, 2010

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Breakthrough nanoparticle gene therapy prevents retinal degeneration

In one of only two studies of its kind, a study from researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts demonstrates that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision. The team developed nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes to the retina and found that treated mice temporarily retained more eyesight than controls.

Posted: Aug 16th, 2010

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UT Austin's nanoscience building named after president emeritus

The University of Texas at Austin's nanoscience building has been named the Larry R. Faulkner Nano Science and Technology Building by the UT System Board of Regents in recognition of former President Faulkner's leadership in bringing the university's nanotechnology program to national prominence.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2010

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