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3D culture models could improve cancer research

A Queensland University of Technology researcher who has come up with a three-dimensional (3D) technology platform for biomedical research has received early-stage funding to accelerate the process of development to commercialisation.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2009

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Modelling the nano-devices of the future

Modelling the fabrication processes for integrated circuits can slash production development time and costs by up to 40%. But as transistors, already at nano-scales, become ever smaller, researchers are modelling new worlds.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2009

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Holley to operate UALR's Nanotechnology Center

After more than 20 years with the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Mildred Holley, manager of technology programs at the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center, is the new operations director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock?s Nanotechnology Center.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2009

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Protein unfolding is key for understanding blood clot mechanics

Fibrin, the chief ingredient of blood clots, is a remarkably versatile polymer. On one hand, it forms a network of fibers -- a blood clot -- that stems the loss of blood at an injury site while remaining pliable and flexible. On the other hand, fibrin provides a scaffold for thrombi, clots that block blood vessels and cause tissue damage, leading to cardiovascular disease. The answer is a process known as protein unfolding.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2009

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