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Study shows how molecules escape from the nucleus of living cells

By constructing a microscope apparatus that achieves resolution never before possible in living cells, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have illuminated the molecular interactions that occur during one of the most important 'trips' in all of biology: the journey of individual messenger Ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules from the nucleus into the cytoplasm (the area between the nucleus and cell membrane) so that proteins can be made.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2010

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Nanotechnology conference: Fundamentals and applications

The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET) and the University of Ottawa are pleased to organize the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications. The conference will take place in Ottawa, Canada, 27-29 July 2011.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2010

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National Cancer Institute launches next phase of Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded five-year, multi-institution grants in continued support of its Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program. The Alliance is engaged in efforts to leverage the specific advantages of nanotechnology to improve the way we diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Given the progress to date, the NCI approved a second phase of the program with an investment of approximately $30 million per year for the next five years.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Mimicking nature, water-based artificial leaf produces electricity

A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices can act like solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making solar cells that more closely mimic nature. They also have the potential to be less expensive and more environmentally friendly than the current standard-bearer: silicon-based solar cells.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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PULLNANO 32nm CMOS project demonstration at ICT 2010

STMicroelectronics, the leader of the EU Sixth Framework Program PULLNANO Advanced Technology Research and development project, today announced that PULLNANO has been selected and invited to be demonstrated at ICT 2010, an event organized by the European Commission and hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, to be held on September 27-29, 2010 in Brussels.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Affordable mass screening to curb pandemics now possible with MicroKit

A portable MicroKit system developed by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, enables mass health screenings to be conducted at strategic locations such as airports, immigration checkpoints and train stations.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Recombinant spider silk proteins for applications in biomaterials

In materials science, spider silk is considered one of the most fascinating products of nature. The protein molecules, from which spider silk is made up of, can nowadays be biotechnologically produced with the help of genetically altered organisms. Possible applications of these biotechnologically produced proteins are the research focus of Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel, chairholder for biomaterials at the University of Bayreuth.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Robotic arm's big flaw: Patients say it's 'too easy'

One touch directs a robotic arm to grab objects in a new computer program designed to give people in wheelchairs more independence. University of Central Florida researchers thought the ease of the using the program's automatic mode would be a huge hit. But they were wrong - many participants in a pilot study didn't like it because it was 'too easy'.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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