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Novel personalized medicine trial launched for metastatic colorectal cancer

Imagine if treatments for disease could be based not on a patient's diagnosis but instead on the characteristics of their tissue. By identifying and decoding the cryptic messages hidden deep inside the human proteome, scientists and physicians who study personalized medicine are seeking more effective treatments and disease management for patients.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Study Biotech this spring at Harvard Extension School

The biotechnology program at the Harvard Extension School continues to find itself at the leading edge of science education, this year offering several new courses and a new master's concentration in the hot topic area of bioengineering and nanotechnologies.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Study discovers atoms can bond

The molecule 'beryllium dimer' has mystified chemists for many years. Recent measurements have helped scientists identify 11 vibrational levels, and now a US-Czech team of researchers sheds light on a 12th level.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Insight into attosecond physics

The new homepage of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig Maximilian's University of Munich gives an insight into their research on ultrafast processes in nature.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Nanodraht erzeugt Licht in Leuchtdioden

Das Institut fuer Halbleitertechnik der Technischen Universitaet Braunschweig entwickelt in einem EU-gefoerderten Forschungsprojekt energiesparende weisse Leuchtdioden.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Nanomaterials under REACH. Nanosilver as a case study

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in The Netherlands concludes that some adjustments are needed in the European chemicals legislation REACH to assess and control the risks of nanomaterials.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Chemical Nanotechnology Talks X - Green nano: Challenges of sustainability

Chemical Nanotechnology Talks (CNT) is an event for international participants, stressing chemical nanotechnology. Every year there is a focus on a particular theme. This year's focus, on January 26-27 in Frankfurt/Germany lies on 'Green Nano: Challenges of Sustainability' including themes like resources, energy and environment.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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A matterless double-slit

According to the foundations of quantum mechanics, two different given paths for quantum particles may interfere. Such a so-called 'double-slit' scenario is put forward devoid of material constituents, consisting instead entirely of light.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2010

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Harnessing the divas of the nanoworld

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2010

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