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Magnetic nanoparticles to simultaneously diagnose, monitor and treat

Whether it's magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs) giving an army of 'therapeutically armed' white blood cells direction to invade a deadly tumour's territory, or the use of mNPs to target specific nerve channels and induce nerve-led behaviour (such as the life-dependant thumping of our hearts), mNPs have come a long way in the past decade.

Nov 6th, 2009

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CAREER award for contributions to stem cell analysis

Recipient of a 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER award, Professor Brenda Ogle is developing stem cell analysis tools that offer researchers the flexibility to study not only individual cells, but also multicellular entities and small tissue-engineered constructs.

Nov 5th, 2009

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Three UK nanotechnology companies win Business Innovation Awards

Three top British nanotechnology firms whose innovations make solar cells more efficient, help in the fight against heart disease, and improve the production of fine chemical compounds won Business Innovation Awards today at the UK NanoForum and Emerging Technologies Conference 2009.

Nov 5th, 2009

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NIH grant funds rapid saliva test using lab-on-a-chip

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers in Rice University's new BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) a $2 million Grand Opportunity (GO) grant to develop a fast, inexpensive test for oral cancer that a dentist could perform simply by using a brush to collect a small sample of cells from a patient's mouth.

Nov 5th, 2009

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Biosensor to help enlist cancer resistance fighters?

A powerful new biosensor developed by European researchers will help identify cells in the immune system that actively suppress tumour growth, then put them to use. Enlisting the patient's own immune system would be like sending reinforcements for resistance fighters.

Nov 5th, 2009

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