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Wireless microgrippers grab living cells in 'biopsy' tests

In experiments that pave the way for tiny mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals, Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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South Bend is forging its high tech future, says nanoelectronics executive

Jeffrey Welser, Ph.D., director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, made those comments following South Bend?s Jan. 5 announcement of a brand new name for an emerging 83-acre technology park ? Ignition ParkSM - which the city will market to nanoelectronic and other technology-based businesses.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets' presentation at LabAutomation 2009

Darren R. Link, Ph.D., of RainDance Technologies, Inc., will present 'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets,' a discussion of the commercialization of the use of picoliter droplets in microfluidic channels for applications in the life sciences, at the LabAutomation2009 conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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Label free sensing with silicon nanowires

As a part of its ongoing efforts to improve the UK sensing innovation by transferring knowledge to businesses, the Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group (MiNSIG) of the Sensors and Instrumentation KTN is organising a free online seminar titled 'Label free sensing with silicon nanowires' on 12th February 2009.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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Infrared light visualizes nanoscale strain fields

A joint team of researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Plasma Physics (Munich, Germany) report the non-invasive and nanoscale resolved infrared mapping of strain fields in semiconductors.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2009

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Researchers 'see' reactive oxygen species in vital enzyme

Using two simultaneous light-based probing techniques at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, a team of researchers has illuminated important details about a class of enzymes involved in everything from photosynthesis to the regulation of biological clocks.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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Synthetic 'good' nanotechnology cholesterol

Northwestern University scientists now offer a promising new weapon - synthetic high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the ?'good' cholesterol - that could help fight chronically high cholesterol levels and the deadly heart disease that often results.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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A single photon switch

An international team of researchers has now developed a theoretical system that would allow single photons to be controlled reliably.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2009

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