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Nanomedicine: Using nanoparticles to deliver vaccines to lungs

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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Nanotechnology engineers build first carbon nanotube computer

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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Turning waste plastic bags into a nanotechnology material

The innovative nanotechnology uses non-biodegradable plastic grocery bags to make carbon nanotube membranes - highly sophisticated and expensive materials with a variety of potential advanced applications including filtration, sensing, energy storage and a range of biomedical innovations.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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Observing graphene grow

Researchers used a range of complementary in situ techniques to reveal the highly dynamic nature of monolayer graphene - copper interactions throughout the entirety of the graphene CVD process on polycrystalline copper catalysts.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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