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Watching molecule movements in live cells

The newly developed STED-RICS microscopy method records rapid movements of molecules in live samples. By combining raster image correlation spectroscopy (RICS) with STED fluorescence microscopy, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) opened up new applications in medical research, e.g. analyzing the dynamics of cell membranes at high protein concentrations.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2013

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Copper nanoparticles could protect food from bacteria

Researchers discovered how to embed nanoparticles of the red metal into vermiculite, an inexpensive, inert compound sometimes used in potting soil. In preliminary tests on local lake water, it killed 100 percent of E. coli bacteria in the sample.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2013

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Off-grid sterilization with nanotechnology 'solar steam' system (w/video)

Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. The 'solar steam' sterilization system uses nanomaterials to convert as much as 80 percent of the energy in sunlight into germ-killing heat.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2013

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Putting the squeeze on cells to deliver

A rapid and highly efficient system for transferring large molecules, nanoparticles, and other agents into living cells opens new avenues for disease research and treatment.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2013

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In nanomaterials, the structure of the individual crystals changes with grain size

The properties of nanomaterials could be easier to predict in future. Scientists have ground metal into continuously finer powders in steps and prepared a detailed catalogue of how the structure of the metal grains changes depending on grain size. They discovered that the crystal lattices initially shrink, but expand again below a certain threshold grain size.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2013

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