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Ideal shape for cancer therapy nanoparticle is a surfboard

Eric Shaqfeh studies blood at Stanford University, using computer models that simulate how the fluid and the cells it contains move around. On November 11 at a meeting of the scientific society AVS, he will present his latest unpublished findings from two studies.

Nov 9th, 2009

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EPA funding opportunity: Improving data on fate and behavior of engineered nanomaterials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are seeking applications proposing research to provide data that improves the scientific understanding of fate/transport and behavior of engineered nanomaterials.

Nov 9th, 2009

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A new governance framework for nanotechnology

Businesses, researchers, civil society representatives and regulators involved or interested in nanotechnologies are invited to take part in the final International Conference of the FramingNano FP7 project whose primary objective has been the development of a sustainable governance framework for nanotechnologies.

Nov 9th, 2009

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Toxisches Verhalten von Nanopartikel in Biofilmen

Thilo Hofmann vom Department fuer Umweltgeowissenschaften und Tom Battin vom Department fuer Limnologie der Universitaet Wien untersuchten mit ihren Teams die Wirkung von kuenstlich hergestellten Nanopartikeln auf Mikroorganismen in Gewaessern.

Nov 9th, 2009

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Nanotechnology biomimics insects

Researchers in Australia and the UK are flying the idea that insect wings could act as a model for making self-cleaning, frictionless, and superhydrophobic materials.

Nov 9th, 2009

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Unique micronail chip makes electronics and bio cells communicate

IMEC presents a unique microchip with microscopic nail structures that enable close communication between the electronics and biological cells. The new chip is a mass-producible, easy-to-use tool in electrophysiology research, for example for fundamental research on the functioning and dysfunctioning of the brain.

Nov 9th, 2009

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