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Golden nanotubes detect tumor cells, map sentinel lymph nodes

Biomedical researchers at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock have developed a special contrast-imaging agent made of gold-coated carbon nanotubes that is capable of molecular mapping of lymphatic endothelial cells and detecting cancer metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2009

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New nanotechnology material kills antibiotic-resitant bacteria

Doctors are not well armed in the fight against antibiotic-resitant bacteria. It is very difficult or, in the worst case, impossible to fight such infections. A team of researchers in Germany has now developed a unique nanomaterial that kills antibiotic-resitant bacteria.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2009

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New nano-ruler sets some very small marks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in superlatives, it sets some records. Designed to be the most accurate commercially available 'meter stick' for the nano world, the new measuring tool?a calibration standard for X-ray diffraction?boasts uncertainties below a femtometer.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2009

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US Air Force enters Swedish nanotechnology alliance

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has formed a partnership with a Swedish consortium headed by Forsvarets Materielverk (FMV) that will develop technologies for electronic standardization and miniaturization for the Swedish Gripen and U.S. aircraft.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2009

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