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Precision control of movement in robots

A research team from the Department of Electricity and Electronics at the University of the Basque Country's Faculty of Science and Technology in Leioa, led by Victor Etxebarria, is investigating the characteristics of various types of materials for their use in the generation and measurement of precise movements.

Posted: May 21st, 2008

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Mass-producing tunable magnetic nanoparticles

Taking a cue from the semiconductor industry, a team of investigators at Stanford University has developed a method of producing unlimited quantities of highly magnetic nanoparticles suitable for use as magnetic resonance tumor imaging agents.

Posted: May 21st, 2008

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Dendrimers improve imaging with magnetic nanoparticles

Dendrimers are spherical polymer nanoparticles that have shown promise as targeted anticancer drug delivery vehicles. Iron oxide nanoparticles have already demonstrated the ability to image tumors and metastatic lesions. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the two, producing a layered nanoscale construct that targets and images tumors in animal models of human cancer.

Posted: May 21st, 2008

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No takers yet for EPA's in-depth Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program

On January 28th, 2008, EPA launched the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). To date EPA has received three submissions for nanoscale materials under the basic program. EPA has also received commitments from ten additional companies to submit data on nanoscale materials under the basic program. Thus far no one has signed up to participate in the in-depth portion of the NMSP.

Posted: May 20th, 2008

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Counting immune cells on a 'protein printboard'

In order to monitor how far an HIV infection has progressed, the number of immune cells - lymphocytes - must be counted. Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a method that neatly arranges the antibodies that bind to these immune cells on a 'molecular printboard'.

Posted: May 20th, 2008

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