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Nanotechnology training: Learn how to write at the nanometer scale

Electron Beam Lithography is a technique used for the patterning of optical masks for semiconductor integrated electronic circuits as well as for writing high-resolution patterns on substrates. This training session will provide an introduction to Electron Beam Nanolithography.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2010

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Symposium on the convergence of nanotechnology and life sciences

The intersection of nanotechnology with the field of life sciences - including its growing impact on health care through improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease - was the theme of a national conference held at the University of Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on March 19.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2010

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Nanofluidics identify epigenetic changes one molecule at a time

Using a system of nanofluidic channels and multicolor fluorescence microscopy, a team of investigators at Cornell University has developed a method that analyzes the binding of DNA and DNA-binding proteins known as histones at specific locations along individual DNA molecules.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2010

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Nanoparticles unlock tumor identity

Using nanoparticles designed to recognize specific sugar-binding molecules on the surfaces of cells, a team of investigators at Michigan State University has developed a process that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to unlock the sugar-based code that identifies different types of cancer and normal cells.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2010

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Gold nanobeacons detect sentinel lymph nodes

To eliminate the need for invasive biopsy, and to improve upon the diagnostic sensitivity of biopsy, researchers have been working to develop non-invasive imaging techniques to identify tumor-bearing sentinel lymph nodes.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2010

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Designer nanomaterials on-demand

Researchers have shown how nanocomposites with desired properties can be designed and fabricated by first assembling nanocrystals and nanorods coated with short organic molecules, called ligands.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2010

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Chemist monitors nanotechnology's environmental impact

Interest in 'green' innovation means not just thinking big but also very, very, very small. At least that's the way Omowunmi Sadik, director of Binghamton University's Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems, sees it. She is working to develop sensors that would detect and identify engineered nanoparticles.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2010

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Greener nanotechnology conference - reducing principles to practice

SNNI's 5th annual conference, GN10: Reducing principles to practice on June 16-18, 2010 in Portland, Oregon, will feature the latest developments in the design and production of greener nanomaterials, discuss and debate how to move the technology forward while developing environmentally sound products and processes, and focus on a few critical developments that will determine whether the U.S. will be a leader or a follower in this critical field.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2010

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The invisibility cloak: one dimension closer to reality

EU-funded researchers have created the first three-dimensional (3D) invisibility cloak and used it to successfully hide a small bump on a gold surface. The findings represent a major advance in the field of transformation optics, which uses a special type of materials called 'metamaterials' that can guide and control light in new ways.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2010

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