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Nanotechnology for increased bioavailability of compounds wins 2009 AOCS award

Yissum Ltd., the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, today announced that Professor Nissim Garti has received the 2009 American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) Stephen S. Chang Award for his invention of novel nanoparticles of structured lipids to improve the bioavailability of various drug, food or cosmetic ingredients.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2009

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Nanotechnology used to probe effectiveness of antibiotics

A group of researchers led by scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a University of Queensland researcher, have discovered a way of using tiny nano-probes to help understand how an antibiotic is effective against bacteria.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2009

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Reducing nanotechnology liability exposure when risks are unknown

Part of a team of more than two dozen attorneys involved in nanotechnology issues note in an article that while there has not been a single lawsuit filed where someone claimed injury because they were exposed to engineered nanomaterials, many scientists are raising questions regarding the manufacturing of nanomaterials and its effects on workforces, researchers and consumers.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2009

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