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Nanopartikel: Freund oder Feind?

Verbundprojekt 'Bioneers' unter Federfuehrung der Universitaets-HNO-Klinik Mainz untersucht die Wirkung von Nanopartikeln auf menschliche Zellen - Fokus auf Nano-Teilchen, die durch Inhalation in den menschlichen Koerper gelangen.

Posted: May 13th, 2008

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Researchers synthesize molecule with self-control

Plants have an ambivalent relationship with light. They need it to live, but too much light leads to the increased production of high-energy chemical intermediates that can injure or kill the plant. Researchers have designed a molecule that mimics what happens in nature.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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Biochips can detect cancers before symptoms develop

In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chip that can save lives by diagnosing certain cancers even before patients become symptomatic.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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Federal government taps North Carolina State experts to explain nanotechnology risks

The arm of the federal government responsible for coordinating nanotechnology research and regulations across the country has called on experts from North Carolina State University to craft a white paper that will lay out how government and industry officials should communicate potential risks associated with nanotechnology to the media and the public.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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NanoRisk: What can you do about it?

If you work in the electronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic, and materials industries and your employer uses nanoparticles or materials that contain nanoparticles, you may be at risk for exposure.

Posted: May 11th, 2008

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Made-to-order isotopes hold promise on science's frontier

Designer labels have a lot of cachet - a principle that's equally true in fashion and physics. The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes - the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new technologies.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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