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Supercomputers join search for 'cheapium'

Researchers use brute force supercomputing to identify dozens of platinum-group alloys that were previously unknown to science but could prove beneficial in a wide range of applications.

Posted: Jan 3rd, 2014

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Nanotechnology in electrocatalysis for energy

This book focuses on nanotechnology in electrocatalysis for energy applications. In particular, the book covers nanostructured electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells, low temperature electrolyzers and electrochemical valorization. The function of this book is to provide an introduction to basic principles of electrocatalysis, together with a review of the main classes of materials and electrode architectures.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2014

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Sophisticated systems biology approach with nanoparticles prevents breast cancer formation in mice

A novel injectable therapy partially reverses cancer formation in cultured mammary-gland cells and prevents breast cancer development in mice. The therapy silences a new cancer-causing gene that the scientists identified using a sophisticated systems biology approach. It could one day provide a new way to treat early stages of breast cancer without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2014

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Vapor nanobubbles rapidly detect malaria through the skin

Rice University researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. The 'vapor nanobubble' technology requires no dyes or diagnostic chemicals, and there is no need to draw blood.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2013

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Nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the treatment of life-threatening diseases

The new book 'Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the Treatment of Life-threatening Diseases' takes a scientific approach to nanotechnology and nanomaterials applications in medicine, while also explaining the core biological principles for an audience of biomedical engineers, materials scientists, pharmacologists, and medical diagnostic technicians.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2013

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