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Remotely controlling brain cells with nanoparticle-based radiogenetics

A proposal to develop a new way to remotely control brain cells is among the first to receive funding from the BRAIN initiative. The project will make use of a technique called radiogenetics that combines the use of radio waves or magnetic fields with nanoparticles to turn neurons on or off.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2014

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Nanotechnology could revolutionize treatment of eye conditions

Researchers developed novel nanoparticles that could attach to the cornea and resist the wash out effect for an extended period of time. If these nanoparticles are loaded with a drug, their longer attachment to the cornea will ensure more medicine penetrates the eye and improves drop treatment.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2014

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Researchers discuss the future of organic photovoltaic devices

Organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs) have major potential as a principal source of clean electricity for the future. However, the large-scale introduction of OPVs onto the market is currently limited by their stability. The StableNextSol Action aims to create a highly interdisciplinary network of academic and industry researchers to study the degradation mechanisms occurring in state-of-the-art OPVs.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2014

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Opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology in the green economy

To enable society to build and sustain a green economy, the associated concept of 'green nanotechnology' aims to exploit nano-innovations in materials science and engineering to generate products and processes that are energy efficient as well as economically and environmentally sustainable.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2014

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