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Raising the alarm when DNA goes bad

Scientists have known for a long time that when DNA is damaged, a key enzyme sets off a cellular 'alarm bell' to alert the cell to start the repair process. Researchers have now identified a whole family of proteins capable of a direct response to the alarm signal.

Posted: Aug 14th, 2009

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Next meeting of the ANSI Nanotechnology Standards announced

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced that it will hold a meeting of its Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) this September in Chicago, co-located with the NanoBusiness Alliance's Eighth Annual NanoBusiness Conference.

Posted: Aug 14th, 2009

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The latest NIOSH nanotechnology research notes

Four recent accomplishments underscore the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) internationally recognized leadership in working with diverse partners to further research on the occupational safety and health implications and applications of nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2009

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Camera flash turns graphite oxide into graphene

A Northwestern University professor and his students have found a new way of turning graphite oxide - a low-cost insulator made by oxidizing graphite powder - into graphene, a hotly studied material that conducts electricity.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2009

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