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Nanotechnology in breast cancer detection

Antibody-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles and superconducting quantum interference device sensors may provide a useful, viable and highly-sensitive alternative to mammographic screening in breast tumor cell detection.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2011

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Organ engineering: Possibilities and challenges ahead

Tetsushi Taguchi of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) in Japan gives a comprehensive overview of the key technologies and materials required for the regeneration of organs. This review emphasizes the importance of the development of methods for the assembly and adhesion between individual cells and/or vesicles for in vitro regeneration of organs.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2011

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European collaboration towards efficient, low-cost tandem organic solar cells

Imec and its 16 project partners have announced that they have launched the European FP7 project X10D, a project aimed at developing tandem organic solar cells with an increased conversion efficiency and lifetime, and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the X10D project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2011

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Single photons for optical information transfer

A research team at the University of Alberta wants to refine the optical transmission of information by using a single photon, the fundamental building block of light that can allow unprecedented applications in optical information transfer.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2011

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Shaken, not stirred: Scientists spy molecular maneuvers

Stir this clear liquid in a glass vial and nothing happens. Shake this liquid, and free-floating sheets of protein-like structures emerge, ready to detect molecules or catalyze a reaction. This isn't the latest gadget from James Bond's arsenal -- rather, the latest research from the Berkeley Lab scientists unveiling how slim sheets of protein-like structures self-assemble.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2011

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Taking a page from nature to build better nanomaterials

A group of researchers has devised a unique experiment to mimic the natural process of biomineralization in order to create oriented gold nanocrystals and examine their formation at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2011

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