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Carbon nanostructures for easier detection of Parkinson's disease

Dopamine deficiency is indicative of serious diseases of the nervous system. Tests of dopamine concentration are expensive and require specialised equipment that is unavailable in doctors' offices. New electrodes coated with carbon nanoparticles deposited on silicate submicroparticles allow to detect dopamine in solutions easily and at low cost, even in the presence of interferences.

Oct 27th, 2011

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The molecular force is with this team

Xiaohui "Frank" Zhang is integrating physics, immunology and biology to develop a "nanodevice" that could provide a new treatment for stroke, thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

Oct 26th, 2011

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Using nanocellulose to create novel composite materials

Researchers have developed a manufacturing process for nanocellulose powder, the raw material for creating polymer composites which can be used, for example, in lightweight structures for the car industry or as membrane and filter material for biomedicinal applications.

Oct 26th, 2011

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Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse'

If quantum computers are ever to be realized, they likely will be made of different types of parts that will need to share information with one another, just like the memory and logic circuits in today's computers do. However, prospects for achieving this kind of communication seemed distant - until now. A team of physicists has shown for the first time how these parts might communicate effectively.

Oct 26th, 2011

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