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Carbon nanotubes catalyst research could lead to cleaner fuels

Among their many other interesting properties, carbon nanotubes have been found to act as catalysts for some important chemical reactions, including some that could be used to make cleaner fuels. Researchers have now pinpointed unique sites where the reactions take place on single-walled nanotubes.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2009

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Combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom slows brain cancer

By combining nanoparticles with a scorpion venom compound already being investigated for treating brain cancer, University of Washington researchers found they could cut the spread of cancerous cells by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent for the scorpion venom alone.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2009

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Novel nanopore technique to sequence human genome

Physicists have developed a novel procedure to map a person's genome. They report the first experiment to move a DNA chain through a nanopore using magnets. The approach is promising because it allows multiple segments of a DNA strand to be read simultaneously and accurately.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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