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DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius strip

Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University's and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, led by Hao Yan and Yan Liu, have reproduced the enigmatic Mobius strip on a remarkably tiny scale, joining up braid-like segments of DNA to create Mobius structures measuring just 50 nanometers across - roughly the width of a virus particle.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2010

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Innovative X-ray microscope allows for non-destructive view into microchips

Using a new X-ray-microscope that has been developed at the Institute for Structure Physics at Technical University of Dresden, in cooperation with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, it is now possible to examine smaller structures within microchips without having to prepare the chip in any way.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2010

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A tunable, cloaked, system to kill tumors from inside

Researchers led by University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Vincent Rotello have demonstrated that they can deliver a dormant toxin into a specific site such as a tumor for anti-cancer therapy, then chemically trigger the toxin to de-cloak and attack from within.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2010

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The brightest young minds in nanotechnology from across Asia gather in Singapore

The Asia Nano Forum's (ANF) 3rd Asia Nanotech Camp at A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) brings together 40 hand-picked PhD candidates and early career postdoctorates from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss, debate, network and collaborate on their favourite pastimes - nanotechnology, eating and shopping.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2010

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Rochester Institute of Technology receives $13.1m grant to construct sustainability research facility

Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assist in construction of a new green facility that will house the university's Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provide a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2010

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NIH award supports tissue regeneration research

The director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, has announced that Pak Kin Wong, UA professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and a BIO5 Institute member, has won a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2010

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