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Modeling shows that factors beyond crowding affect how molecules interact within cells

Using large-scale computer simulations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified the most important factors affecting how molecules move through the crowded environment inside living cells. The findings suggest that perturbations caused by hydrodynamic interactions - similar to what happens when the wake from a large boat affects smaller boats on a lake - may be the most important factor in this intracellular diffusion.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2010

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Elsevier announces publishing of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that as of January 2011 Elsevier will publish The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD) in partnership with the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP).

Posted: Oct 12th, 2010

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New stem cell therapy for heart repair with self-assembling peptide nanofiber hydrogel

Assistant Prof. Patrick C. H. Hsieh of Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has led a research team of myocardial regeneration to conduct an experiment on pigs and has proved that by combining self-assembling peptide nanofiber hydrogel with autologous bone marrow stem cell, myocardial protection after acute myocardial infarction, vascular regeneration and heart functions can be improved.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2010

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Planar power

Flat sodium-nickel chloride battery could improve performance, cost of energy storage.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2010

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Breakthrough carbon nanotube technology produces up to tenfold increase in lithium-ion battery power

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, today announced the acquisition of a breakthrough carbon nanotube technology that can dramatically improve the power capability of lithium-ion batteries, through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Posted: Oct 12th, 2010

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Natural nanoparticles en route to 'sick cells'

At the exclusive invitation of Nature Physics, Wouter Roos and Gijs Wuite, respectively FOM researcher and FOM workgroup leader at VU University Amsterdam, discuss recent developments in the area of 'physical virology' in this month's issue.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2010

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