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New nano-hydrogels capable of detecting cancer cells

A Spanish research team is designing a system with nano-hydrogels that contains a mixture of anti-tubercular pharmaceutical drugs and which release this medication in a controlled and constant manner over long periods of time.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2009

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Nanomechanical sensors identify viruses faster

A more specific and faster detection of viruses has been identified in new research by Trinity College Dublin's Professor of Physics, Martin Hegner at Trinity College's Centre of Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and an international team of researchers.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2009

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Nanotechnology-based approach for protecting people from nerve gas

A veterinary pharmaco-toxicologist in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is leading a team that has been awarded almost $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore the development of a nanotechnology-based approach for protecting people from the deadly affects of nerve gases like Sarin, VX, and others that can be used as agents of terror.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2009

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Graphene's edge structure affects electronic properties

Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, holds remarkable promise for future nanoelectronics applications. Whether graphene actually cuts it in industry, however, depends upon how graphene is cut, say researchers at the University of Illinois.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2009

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Can food nanotechnology make junk food healthy?

The promise of nanotechnology, a Dutch scientist says, is it could allow re-engineering ingredients to bring healthy nutrients more efficiently to the body while allowing less-desirable components to pass on through.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2009

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