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EPA in major joint nanotechnology risk research effort with UK funding agencies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Uk Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Uk Environment Agency is in the process of finalizing a major joint nanotechnology research effort to develop and validate predictive tools and similar conceptual models that predict exposure, bioavailability and effects of manufactured nanomaterials in the environment.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2008

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Remarkable progress in zeolite synthesis

A research team headed by Prof. TIAN Zhijian with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics has made remarkable progress in the synthesis of zeolites, the aluminosilicate members of the family of microporous solids known as 'molecular sieves'.

Posted: Dec 24th, 2008

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Preparing an anticancer drug carrier via crystallization of nanoparticles

A research team led by Prof. MA Guanghui with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Processing Engineering has developed a one-pot approach to couple the crystallization of CaCO3 nanoparticles and the in-situ symmetry-breaking assembly of these crystallites into hollow spherical shells under the templating effect of a soluble starch.

Posted: Dec 24th, 2008

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