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Novel nanoparticles prevent radiation damage

Tiny, melanin-covered nanoparticles may protect bone marrow from the harmful effects of radiation therapy, according to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University who successfully tested the strategy in mouse models.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2010

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Scientists build better catalyst with nanotube membranes

Rice University researchers and their colleagues in Finland and Hungary have found a way to make carbon nanotube membranes that could find wide application as extra-fine air filters and as scaffolds for catalysts that speed chemical reactions.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2010

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How shape-memory materials remember

A paper appearing in the April 25 issue of Physical Review Letters reports on the efforts of a team of Japanese physicists who probed the changes in a magnetic shape-memory material at the molecular scale.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2010

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'Good vibrations' help in research into new bioactive metal complexes

Scientists have managed to accurately determine the location of metal complexes within living cancer cells using Raman microscopy. The researchers have thus gained new insights into the mechanism of action of metal-containing drugs, to which they ascribe great potential capacities, e.g. in the treatment of cancer.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2010

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Chipfilm Technologie zur Anwendung in der Medizintechnik

Professor Dr.-Ing. Joachim Burghartz, Direktor des Instituts fuer Mikroelektronik in Stuttgart und Professor an der Universitaet Stuttgart erhaelt den mit 100.000 Euro dotierten Landesforschungspreis fuer Angewandte Forschung. Er wird damit fuer die Entwicklung von superduennen Silizium-Chips ausgezeichnet.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2010

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Brain-like computing on an organic molecular layer

In our brains, information processing circuits - neurons - evolve continuously to solve complex problems. Now, an international research team from Japan and Michigan Technological University has created a similar process of circuit evolution in an organic molecular layer that can solve complex problems.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2010

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