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Cantilevers bend over for drug detection

Arrays of flexible microcantilevers - micrometre-thin diving boards - can be used as sensors to detect binding interactions between drugs and their targets, a team of international scientists has shown.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2008

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Nanotechnology boosts war on superbugs

This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2008

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International photo exhibitions includes nanotechnology images

Acclaimed scientists and photographers from around the world will share their scientific research, discoveries and observations of natural wonders in an international photography exhibition opening today. The Rochester Institute's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences will host Images from Science 2 featuring 61 photographs from various scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, engineering, medicine, oceanography, physics and nanotechnology.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2008

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New instrument puts new spin on superconducting materials

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Ames Laboratory are part of collaborative team that?s used a brand new instrument at the DOE?s Spallation Neutron Source to probe iron-arsenic compounds, the 'hottest' new find in the race to explain and develop superconducting materials.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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Center for Nanotechnology in Society helps land $24m center to study nanotechnology environmental impacts

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) helped to win the new University of California Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), a five-year, $24 million center co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency to study the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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