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Proposed intellectual property model for nanotechnology north-south divide

Developing countries need to pool resources to ensure access to scientific and technical knowledge about nanotechnology in order to narrow the 'nano-divide' - similar to the digital and genomics divides - resulting from the implications of nanotechnology-related intellectual property rights on monopoly practices, technology transfer and trade, according to experts.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2008

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UAlbany's Cady a trailblazer in nanomedicine

For some, nanotechnology is known by its applications in nanoelectronics, from PDAs to computers. But College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) professor Dr. Nathaniel Cady is using nanotechnology to address human diseases.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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California launches nation's first green chemistry program

With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature on September 29, California became the first U.S. state to approve two laws that will move its regulatory scheme toward a comprehensive chemicals policy. The legislation is intended to improve public and environmental health protection and encourage green chemistry-the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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Carbon nanotubes detect lung cancer markers in the breath

Using an array of nanotube devices, each coated with a different organic material, researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed diagnostic system that may be able to diagnose lung cancer simply by sampling a patient's breath.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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