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Quantum dots deliver vitamin D to tumors for possible inflammatory breast cancer treatment

This new preliminary work shows the dots can be used to rapidly move high concentrations of calcitriol to targeted tumor sites where cancer cells accumulate, and also through the lymph system where the cancer spreads. With this approach, the calcitriol can fight on multiple fronts and the targeted location can be visualized with an imaging system tracking the quantum dots.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2013

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A breakthrough in organic spin electronics

An international team of researchers has found a way to store vast amounts of data - up to one petabyte - per square inch. Using information stored in the spin of an electron, the scientists succeeded in storing the information in an organic molecule and reading it at a temperature close to room temperature.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2013

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Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch. Their work relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to move and then assemble - much like birds flock and move together in flight.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

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Cloaked nanoparticles that look and act like cells

By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells, scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their drug payloads.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

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The fastest clock rate in the universe

Researchers ave managed to repeatedly and reproducibly switch-on and switch-off an optical cavity at a world-record clock rate of 1.4 THz, or 350 times faster than an electronic switch operates at 4 GHz.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

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Novel materials shake ship scum

Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

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Nanotechnology in Spain - companies, research, and degree programs

Spain has a burgeoning research and commercial nanotechnology environment. A large network, NanoSpain, promotes the exchange of knowledge between Spanish groups working in different fields related to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience increasing collaboration among universities, research institutions and industry.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2013

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