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Scientists to develop space-based quantum-dot spectrometer

A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device used by virtually all scientific disciplines to measure the properties of light emanating from astronomical objects, including Earth itself.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2017

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A nanofiber matrix for healing

A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2017

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Better biosensors on edge

Inscribing porous, carbonized patterns into a polymer creates sensitive electrodes that detect biological molecules.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2017

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Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy

A new review article describes these systems and their main advantages in gene therapy, such as their capacity to protect the gene material against degradation, to facilitate cell and nucleus internalisation and to boost the transfection process.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2017

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Measuring entropy on a single molecule

New research shows that a scanning-tunneling microscope, used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that molecule to make these changes.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2017

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