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Novel sensor exploits traditional weakness of nano-devices

By taking advantage of a phenomenon that until now has been a virtual showstopper for electronics designers, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Panos Datskos is developing a chemical and biological sensor with unprecedented sensitivity

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

Two of The Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for future researchers seeking to develop a new generation of computer chips and other information-storage devices that can hold vast amounts of data and be strongly encrypted for security purposes.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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In vivo engineering of organs

Scientists have developed a fast and cost-efficient method for producing sufficient amounts of bone and cartilage tissue using the body's own cells.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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First universal DNA reader to advance faster, cheaper sequencing efforts

Arizona State University scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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Synthesizing a molecule with promising semiconductor properties

A team of chemists from the University of New Hampshire has synthesized the first-ever stable derivative of nonacene, creating a compound that holds significant promise in the manufacture of flexible organic electronics such as large displays, solar cells and radio frequency identification tags.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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New nanoparticle could improve cancer detection, drug delivery

University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a micelle and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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