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UT Dallas receives part of $12 Million in new defense funding

Part of the funding, $1 million, in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center, will go to conduct research into the use of nanotechnology for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, autoimmune deficiencies, HIV and organ transplant rejection.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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Intelligent extruder plans its own growth

A bench top extruder developed at Bradford University is able to collect data about its own operation and to determine a wide range of characteristics of the material with which it is working.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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Toward next-generation integrated circuits made from carbon nanotubes

Scientists in Israel are reporting the first simple and inexpensive method for building the large-scale networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes needed for using these microscopic wisps in a future generation of faster, smaller, and more powerful computers and portable electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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Role of nanotechnology in brand protection

There is an article over at the Converting Magazine that says that despite its high cost, new nanoscale developments can provide covert authentication and track-and-trace features for consumer packaged goods.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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Taxol bristle ball: a wrench in the works for cancer

Chemists have discovered a way to load dozens of molecules of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel onto tiny gold spheres. The result is a tiny ball, many times smaller than a living cell that literally bristles with the drug.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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What's for dinner? Nanotechnology, of course.

Over at the IndustryWeek website, Scott E. Rickert, the CEO of Nanofilm, has written an article on nanotechnology in the food industry ("Taking the NanoPulse -- What's for dinner? Nanotechnology, of course").

Posted: Sep 12th, 2007

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