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Nano-sandwich triggers novel electron behavior

A material just six atoms thick in which electrons appear to be guided by conflicting laws of physics depending on their direction of travel has been discovered by a team of physicists at the University of California, Davis.

May 4th, 2009

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Gold nanorods could detect, treat cancer

MIT researchers have developed tiny gold particles that can home in on tumors, and then, by absorbing energy from near-infrared light and emitting it as heat, destroy tumors with minimal side effects.

May 4th, 2009

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Non-wovens as scaffolds for artificial tissue

In future, cartilage, tendon and blood vessel tissue will be produced in the laboratory, with cells being grown on a porous frame, such as non-wovens. A new software program helps to characterize and optimize the non-wovens.

May 4th, 2009

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