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Detecting tumour cells individually

ETH-Zurich researchers have devised a method to detect mutations in tumour cells that are only present in a proportion of the cancer's cells. The analysis reveals that cells of individual tumours are more variable than first thought - and differ from patient to patient.

May 16th, 2012

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New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances

Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.

May 15th, 2012

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Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and Biosceptre collaborate on cancer antibody research

UniQuest, The University of Queensland's main commercialisation company, has facilitated a strategic research collaboration and antibody production agreement between Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) researchers and Biosceptre International Limited to develop a bioprocess for producing certain monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer.

May 15th, 2012

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Watching an electron being born

A strong laser beam can remove an electron from an atom - a process which takes place almost instantly. At the Vienna University of Technology, this phenomenon could now be studied with a time resolution of less than ten attoseconds.

May 15th, 2012

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Graphen: Perfekt in Unordnung

Wie genau veraendern Stoerstellen zum Beispiel die elektronischen und magnetischen Eigenschaften von Graphen? Fuer diese Frage interessiert sich Anke Kruegers Forschungsgruppe.

May 15th, 2012

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