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Suitable materials for making bioreactors inside a bioartificial kidney

A research team led by Daniele Zink and Jackie Y. Ying at the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology has now developed membrane materials and coatings that are suitable for human proximal tubule cells growth and differentiation by modifying the surface of established materials and synthesizing novel materials.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2011

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Ultrafast switch for superconductors

A high-temperature superconductor can now be switched on and off within a trillionth of a second - 100 years after the discovery of superconductivity and 25 years after the first high-temperature superconductor was.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2011

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Scientists report on a unique 'ubiquitous element strategy' for synthesizing industrially important materials

Japanese scientists report on a unique 'ubiquitous element strategy' for synthesizing industrially important electronic, thermionic, and structural materials using naturally abundant elements. This strategy aims to overcome the 'rare-element crisis' that was triggered by increasing demand for such elements as lithium, used in batteries, and dysprosium for Ne-Fe-B permanent magnets.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2011

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Successful UK nanotechnology mission to Russia

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), and the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), have announced the success of the 2010 International NanoMicroClub (INMC) NanoMission to Russia.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2011

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Implants of the future: bioactive, corrosion resistant and antibacterial

The interaction of materials with biological tissues and organisms and their adaptation to them play an important role in the development of implants. New developments, including some in the field of nanobiotechnology, are expected to bring improvements. In general, the production of functional implants depends on the adherent layer between the coating and the basic material.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2011

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Fortschritte in der DNA-Nanotechnologie - Bauen mit DNA

Der Arbeitsgruppe um Prof. Clemens Richert vom Institut fuer Organische Chemie der Uni Stuttgart ist zusammen mit Kollegen am Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie der Nachweis gelungen, dass extrem kurze sogenannte "klebrige Enden" aus DNA-Bausteinen ausreichen, um stabile Hybridmolekuele herzustellen.

Posted: Jul 4th, 2011

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