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'Golden bullet' shows promise for killing common parasite

Researchers in Australia report development of a new type of gold nanoparticle that destroys the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, a potentially serious disease acquired by handling the feces of infected cats or eating undercooked meat.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2007

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EMBO Installation Grants help nine scientists set up in Europe

Nine talented life scientists will receive the 2007 EMBO Installation Grants, assisting them to relocate and set up their research groups in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. These nine scientists are the second group of awardees since the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) introduced the scheme in 2006.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2007

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Finland and China team up in nanotechnology

Finland's national nanotech initiative (FinNano) is rapidly advancing on the international scene. After kickstarting cooperation with Russia last week, FinNano is now sowing seeds in China.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2007

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The million Euro nanoreactor

Jeroen Cornelissen of the Institute for Molecules and Materials at the Radboud University in the Netherlands has recently received EUR 1 million (approx. $2.9 million) from EURYI (European Young Investigator Awards).

Posted: Dec 4th, 2007

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Honor for UK-Japanese research

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have won the prestigious Daiwa Adrian Prize for collaborative research with a Japanese university.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2007

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Technique controls nanoparticle size, creates large numbers

Pratim Biswas at Washington University has shown that he can independently control the size of the nanoparticles that he makes while keeping their other properties the same. He's also shown with his technique that the nanoparticles can be made in large quantities in scalable systems, opening up the possibility for more applications and different techniques.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2007

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