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Nanotechnology holds promise for STD drug delivery

Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs - small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes - the first step in development of a new kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Posted: May 3rd, 2009

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RUSNANO will establish a new Joint Venture to invest into flexible packaging

RUSNANO anounced that they will invest into new project for a new generation flexible packaging materials fabrication. The production of high- barrier polymer films and flexible packaging materials based on that film would be addressed mostly for the packing of food, cosmetics, domestic chemicals, and forage packing.

Posted: May 1st, 2009

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Novel carbon nanotube device can detect all colors of the rainbow

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the first carbon nanotube device that can detect the entire visible spectrum of light, a feat that could soon allow scientists to probe single molecule transformations, study how those molecules respond to light, observe how the molecules change shapes, and understand other fundamental interactions between molecules and nanotubes.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2009

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