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Buckyballs boost antibody chemotherapy payload

In the ongoing search for better ways to target anticancer drugs to kill tumors without making people sick, researchers find that nanoparticles called buckyballs might be used to significantly boost the payload of drugs carried by tumor-targeting antibodies.

Posted: Jun 21st, 2006

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Researchers discover how to focus on tiniest of the very small

Researchers have developed a technique to get a closer-than-ever look at individual atoms within crystal molecules -- allowing them, for the first time, to see the polarity, or physical alignment, of those constituent atoms and to get a view of the smaller atoms.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2006

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Spinning of high strength fiber using single-walled carbon nanotubes

A research team from the Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials of the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan has developed a novel synthesis method for SWNTs (single-walled carbon nanotubes) to be the core material for nanotechnologies.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2006

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Toughening implants with zirconia

In the BIOKER project, funded under the European Commission GROWTH programme, methods and materials were investigated with the aim to increase the life span of ceramic-ceramic knee and hip orthopaedic implants.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2006

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Snapshots shake up views about proteins

Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which allowed detection of protein folding events at the level of single atoms, researchers produced the equivalent of a sequence of snapshots of the protein folding process.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2006

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Researchers develop smart petri dish

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they call a Smart Petri Dish that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through blood.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2006

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