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New nanoscopy platforms set up to study human diseases such as cancer at the nano-level

A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Olympus Singapore, a leader in high precision microscope technology, jointly launched the IMB-Olympus Microscopy Suite in IMB. This suite, equipped with state-of-the-art microscopes with nano-imaging capabilities, will allow scientists to see individual proteins inside a living cell, which is not possible with conventional microscopy.

May 25th, 2011

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74,2 Mio EU-Gelder fliessen in Nanowissenschaften und neue Materialien in NRW

Die Beteiligung von Hochschulen, Forschungseinrichtungen und der Wirtschaft aus Nordrhein-Westfalen am 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europaeischen Union wurde im Auftrag der NRW Landesregierung evaluiert. Das Ergebnis der Evaluation zeigt, dass insgesamt 16,6% der von deutschen Akteuren eingeworbenen 3,05 Mrd. Euro Foerdermittel des 7. EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramms nach Nordrhein-Westfalen gehen.

May 24th, 2011

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Information transfer, traceability and product registers for nanoproducts discussed at the Nano Authorities Dialogue in Berlin

On May 3rd and 4th, representatives of ministries, agencies, industry, science and civil organisations from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein met in Berlin at the invitation of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety to discuss current developments in the governance of nanotechnologies.

May 24th, 2011

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SiMoNa optimiert organische Leuchtdioden

Organische Leuchtdioden werden immer mehr Anwendungen erobern und neue Moeglichkeiten in Design und Funktion eroeffnen. Wissenschaftler am Institut fuer Nanotechnologie (INT) des KIT haben nun eine Simulationsloesung zur zeit- und kostenguenstigen Optimierung von OLEDs entwickelt. Mit "SiMoNa" lassen sich Materialeigenschaften gezielt verbessern sowie geeignete Farbstoffmolekuele designen und patentieren.

May 24th, 2011

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New NANOYOU eTwinning toolkit available

A new eTwinning toolkit has been produced in the context of NANOYOU to offer schools creative ideas to explore and learn about nanotechnologies. The toolkit provides guidelines to organise a class program as well as pedagogical objectives, follow up suggestions and evaluation ideas.

May 23rd, 2011

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Particle trap paves way for personalized medicine

A team led by Yale University researchers has proven that isolating individual charged particles, like DNA molecules, is indeed possible using a method called "Paul trapping", which uses oscillating electric fields to confine the particles to a space only nanometers in size.

May 23rd, 2011

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