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FDA beginning to address nanotechnology regulatory concerns

Hundreds of nanotechnology products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulating body, the Food and Drug Administration, is just beginning to address the unique issues presented by this groundbreaking technology, according to an Insighter article in FDLI.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2008

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New use found for DNA as an artificial nose, and more

In a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, researchers demonstrate a previously unreported property of deoxyribonucleic acid. They show that single-stranded DNA molecules tagged with a fluorescent reporter and dried onto solid surfaces can respond to vapor phase odor pulses in a sequence-selective manner.

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2008

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UC Santa Barbara to Host 3rd Annual Global Energy Summit

The University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program will assemble entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and senior policy makers from China, British Columbia and California at the Emerging Energy Technologies Summit on the UCSB campus, Corwin Pavilion, February 8th and 9th.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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Most powerful microscope in the world meets 0.5 Angstrom milestone

Performance tests on the TEAM 0.5 microscope have demonstrated 0.5Å information transfer in both broad beam (TEM) and scanning probe (STEM) operating modes. After extensive further testing and tuning, the instrument will become available as a user facility in the fall of 2008.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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DNA nanowires

Fastening azide-functionalised gold nanoparticles onto modified DNA holds great promise for nanoscale electrical circuits, say German researchers.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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China's 10 most significant S&T developments in 2007

Under the auspices of the Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Science Times, a selection of China's 10 most significant developments in science and technology in 2007 was recently made in Beijing.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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European call for collaborative proposals in nanoscience

The present call is limited to ground-breaking research projects that address the issue of interfacing functional nano-objects or nano-materials. It covers primarily the controlled formation of contacts and the study of coupling or communication/exchange mechanisms between nano-objects. The emphasis is on interfacing rather than on interfaces.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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Job offer: Chair of Nanotechnology for Water Desalination

The Chair of Nanotechnology for Water Desalination is a new Chair sponsored by the Research Council of Oman and Sultan Qaboos University. It will establish a program of research in Nanotechnology for Water Desalination at SQU, and provide research leadership, including strategic planning, project development and planning, project management, and supervision of research staff and postgraduate students.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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Using nanomaterials to localize and control drug delivery

Using nanotechnology, scientists from UCLA and Northwestern University have developed a localized and controlled drug delivery method that is invisible to the immune system, a discovery that could provide newer and more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2008

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