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Inaugural issue of Nanotech Insights

The inaugural issue of Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, is now available online on the CKMNT website.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2010

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New dyes for optical nanoscopy

In the Max Planck Institute for NanoBiophotonics in Goettingen, Stefan Hell has developed fluorescence microscopy methods for observing objects on the nanoscale and with his colleagues Vladimir Belov and Christian Eggeling a new series of photostable dyes that can be used as fluorescent markers has been realised.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2010

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Lost in a crowd

Introducing additional complexity to a simulation gives researchers better insight into how cellular signaling networks might operate.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2010

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Study provides proof in humans of RNA interference using targeted nanoparticles

A team of researchers and clinicians from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the California Institute of Technology has published the first proof that a targeted nanoparticle - used as an experimental therapeutic and injected directly into a patient's bloodstream - can navigate into tumors, deliver double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and turn off an important cancer gene.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2010

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