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Nanoballs deliver drugs

Dutch researchers have developed a new type of biodegradable nanoparticle. The spherical structures can encapsulate various fat-soluble medicines, which makes it easier to target tumour tissue. These nanoballs are highly promising carriers for the controlled release of anticancer drugs.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2007

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Copper nanoparticles harm zebrafish

Researchers have found that nanosized copper particles affect fish gills through a different and as-yet-unknown mechanism than dissolved copper ions do.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2007

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Researchers improve memory devices using nanotechnology

Arizona State University has a new take on old memory, one that promises to boost the performance, capacity and battery life of consumer electronics from digital cameras to laptops. Best of all, it is cheap, made from common materials and compatible with just about anything currently on the market.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2007

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The twinkie guide to nanotechnology

The Twinkie Guide to Nanotechnology is an entertaining new video featuring scientist Andrew Maynard which mixes the iconic American snack cake with humor to unlock the mysteries of nanotechnology.

Posted: Oct 22nd, 2007

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