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US lags far behind Europe in nanotechnology risk research

A new analysis indicates that European nations are investing nearly twice as much as the U.S. in research primarily aimed at addressing the potential risks of nanotechnology. The analysis also highlights a substantial over-inflation of the federal government?s nanotechnology risk-research investment figures for the U.S.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2008

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Officials to detail Albany NanoCollege deal

Sen. Charles Schumer is planning to announce what he called a 'landmark agreement' that will create a partnership between the federal government and the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Posted: Apr 19th, 2008

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Swiss retailers introduce world's first code of conduct for nanotechnology in consumer products

On April 14th, the Swiss Retailer's Organisation among whose members are the most important actors in the Swiss Retailing such as Migros, Coop, Denner, Manor, and Valora, published a Code of Conduct for the handling of nanotechnology in consumer products. In the Code, the members commit to highest possible transparency for consumers and to the application of the precautionary principle in the face of a lack of specific legal rulings.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008

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Nanotechnology in Brazil

The EU funded NanoforumEULA project released a background document exploring nanotechnology research and policies in Brazil.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008

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Nanoparticles provide detailed view inside living animals

Using nanoparticles designed specifically to produce a bright Raman spectroscopic signal, a team of investigators has shown that it can produce whole-body images in small animals that can reveal the location of tumors and track how these nanoparticles traffic through the body.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2008

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