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Laser adds extra dimension to lab-on-chip

A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2010

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DTU Nanotechnology's annual report 2009 now available

The Annual Report (pdf download) marks yet another successful year for DTU Nanotech. They have seen an increase in research funding, an increase in the number of citations of our papers, and an increase in the number of students.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2010

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Nanophysics work earns NSF Early Career Award

Katherine Aidala, the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics at Mount Holyoke College, has won the National Science Foundation's prestigious Early Career Award for her work in nanophysics - work aimed at finding cost-effective solutions to the world's energy problems.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2010

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'Smart' insulin molecule massively reduces insulin-related cancer risk

Zinc stapling of insulin exemplifies a general strategy to modify the pharmacokinetic and biological properties of a subcutaneous protein depot. The engineering of novel lattice contacts in protein crystals can enable control of supramolecular assembly as a therapeutic protein nanotechnology.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2010

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Scientists create 'molecular paper' just two molecules thick

Berkeley Lab scientists have made the largest two-dimensional polymer crystal self-assembled in water to date. This entirely new material mirrors the structural complexity of biological systems with the durable architecture needed for membranes or integration into functional devices.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2010

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Size affects structure of hollow nanoparticles

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that may have applications in fields as diverse as energy production and nanoelectronics.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2010

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Mutations directly identifiable in active genes

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes. Hopes are strong that the method represents an important research tool that will lead to the development of new diagnostic tests.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2010

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