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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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Independent review finds US Nanotechnology Initiative highly effective but lead is eroding

The Federal government's ten-year-old program for nurturing and coordinating the young science of nanotechnology has been highly successful and has helped to make the United States the world's leader in this increasingly valuable manufacturing sector, concludes an independent report prepared for the President and Congress. But that leadership position is threatened by several aggressively investing competitors such as China, South Korea, and the European Union, according to the report.

Posted: Mar 25th, 2010

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Scientists create toolbox of fluorescent probes in a rainbow of colors

Scientists are advancing the state-of-the-art in live cell fluorescent imaging by developing a new class of fluorescent probes that span the spectrum - from violet to the near-infrared. The new technology, called fluoromodules, can be used to monitor biological activities of individual proteins in living cells in real time.

Posted: Mar 25th, 2010

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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft transferiert ihr Neurochip-Knowhow nach Reutlingen

Prof. Dr. Peter Fromherz am Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) fuer Biochemie in Martinsried hat mit der ehemaligen Forschungsabteilung der Infineon Technologies AG einen einzigartigen Neurochip mit 16.384 Sensoren auf einem Quadratmillimeter Chipflaeche entwickelt. Das dabei gewonnene Wissen und das Entwicklungs-Knowhow werden jetzt nach Reutlingen transferiert, um die Neurochip-Technologie weiter zu entwickeln.

Posted: Mar 25th, 2010

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