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Mouse tumor reduced after just one nanomedicine treatment

Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple and inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nano-scale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this new nanoformulation can eliminate tumors after a single treatment.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2009

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Science takes flight on a butterfly's wing

A Spanish-US team of researchers has used a groundbreaking method to replicate the wings of butterflies and the colours of insects on a nanometric scale. The resulting technology has great potential to be used in a wide range of optical structures such as diffusers for solar panels or optical sensors.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2009

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Symposium highlights nanotechnology's giant leaps

The advances made in nanotechnology, particularly with respect to the biological and medical fields, are a testament to the herculean leaps made in nanotechnology in a short period of time, according to medical experts.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2009

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Happy solar-cell scientists

The EU's three-year FoXy programme has come to an end. The research group is very satisfied, and the EU Commission is handing out praise.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2009

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Cellular secrets exposed in living color

Akimitsu Okamoto and colleagues from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako have designed new fluorescent probes that turn on only when a specific nucleic acid strand is recognized.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2009

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Scientists build first 'frequency comb' to display visible 'teeth'

Scientists at the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States have built the first optical frequency comb - a tool for precisely measuring different frequencies of visible light - that actually looks like a comb.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2009

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Spintronics may cool the laptop

Does your laptop sometimes get so hot that it can almost be used to fry eggs? New technology may help cool it and give information technology a unique twist.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2009

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Pinning down superconductivity to a single layer

Using precision techniques for making superconducting thin films layer-by-layer, physicists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a single layer responsible for one such material's ability to become superconducting, i.e., carry electrical current with no energy loss.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2009

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Nanotechnology anti-freeze coating

Inspired by water-resistant lotus leaves, the Pitt-developed solution repels freezing rain and provides the first evidence of anti-icing ability in superhydrophobic coatings.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2009

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Two-in-one nanotechnology punch knocks out drug resistant cancer cells

Cancer cells, like bacteria, can develop resistance to drug therapy, leading to relapse of disease. One approach showing promise in overcoming multidrug resistance in tumors is to combine two different anticancer agents in one nanoscale construct, providing a one-two punch that can prove lethal to such resistant cells.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2009

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