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Major European subsidy for membrane fusion

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded chemist Dr Alexander Kros a Starting Independent Researcher Grant of 1.4 million euro. He will be using the grant to study how molecules penetrate the natural barrier of a cell membrane. If his research is successful, it will in time bring about a revolution in how medicines are administered.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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Ein Teilchen in der Falle

Ein wichtiger Schritt auf dem Weg zur Untersuchung grundlegender Quanteneffekte ist Forschern der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und des Erlanger Max-Planck-Instituts für die Physik des Lichts gelungen.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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Advanved composite materials for renewable energy technologies

Advanced composite materials are playing a vital role in improved design and reduced operating costs for renewable energy technologies. Research presented today [Tuesday 30 June] will highlight how wind, marine and solar power could address these challenges within the renewable energy industry.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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DNA boxes to encapsulate nanomaterials

Until now, researchers have focused on 2D origami, but Makoto Komiyama and Akinori Kuzuya at the University of Tokyo have shifted their focus to 3D structures. The pair folded DNA strands into an open-box shape and identified it using atomic force microscopy.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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