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Graphite oxide at high pressure opens a road to new amazing nanomaterials

New results by scientists at Umea University show that not only water but also alcohol solvents can be inserted to expand the structure of graphite oxide under high pressure conditions. The information is helpful in the search for new methods to develop amazing materials that could be used for instance in nanoelectronics and for energy storage.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Lab-on-a-chip measures effect of pH change on biomolecules

How do individual cells or proteins react to changing pH levels? Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente have developed a technique for 'gently' adjusting pH: in other words, without damaging biomolecules.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Reseachers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method

Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of DNA amplification.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2009

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The next medical frontier: nano-surgery

Nader Jalili, an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, is working to create a controlled nanorobot that will be capable of performing non-invasive cancer surgery with a degree of precision not possible through existing surgical procedures.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2009

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3D images at the nanoscale with a single measurement

A quick and easy way to take 3D images at the nanoscale with a single measurement has been developed by US researchers. The process works by bouncing a single beam of x-rays off an object, then collecting the scattered wave pattern using a curved detector.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2009

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