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NSF funds $3.7m NanoSIMS imaging system

The National Science Foundation's Major Research and Instrumentation (MRI) Program recently funded a $3.7 million NanoSIMS imaging mass spectrometer for 13 Arizona State University scientists and a large number of collaborators working on diverse topics involving both soft (biological) and hard materials (e.g. minerals).

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Free online workshop on Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications - last call for registration

The potential of nanotechnology to support biomedical applications, including techniques for intelligent diagnostics and therapeutics, probing and repairing of individual cells, nano-inspired implants, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, is widely acknowledged. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on 'Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications' organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday May 28th.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Antibacterial silver nanoparticles are a blast

Researchers explain how blasting silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at killing all kinds of bacteria, including gram-negative species that are not harmed by conventional antibacterial agents.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Ultra-secure quantum communications

The risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands could be eliminated by a new quantum communication process that delivers unprecedented security.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Nano-bio-chip checks for oral cancer

The gentle touch of a brush on the tongue or cheek can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques like biopsies, according to preliminary studies.

Posted: May 21st, 2010

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Nanoporous particles deliver novel molecular therapies to tumors

Using nanoporous silicon particles, two teams of investigators have created drug delivery vehicles capable of ferrying labile molecular therapies deep into the body. Both groups believe their new drug delivery vehicles create new opportunities for developing innovative anticancer therapies.

Posted: May 21st, 2010

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Potential for new nanoparticle-based cancer detection

Researchers have created a targeted gold nanoparticle that appears to offer a more sensitive and accurate method for detecting early stage prostate cancer. These nanoparticles may also be useful for detecting lung and breast cancers, too.

Posted: May 21st, 2010

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Mapping tumor heterogeneity with quantum dots

Using a mixture of four quantum dots linked to antibodies that can detect cancer-associated proteins, a research team from Emory University has developed a method for mapping the molecular heterogeneity of human prostate tumor biopsies obtained from cancer patients. This method should be applicable to other types of tumors.

Posted: May 21st, 2010

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New invention regulates nerve cells electronically

A major step toward being able to regulate nerve cells externally with the help of electronics has been taken by researchers in Sweden. The breakthrough is based on an ion transistor of plastic that can transport ions and charged biomolecules and thereby address and regulate cells.

Posted: May 21st, 2010

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