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New patent describes carbon nanotube binding peptides

Peptides have been generated that have binding affinity to carbon nanostructures and particularly carbon nanotubes. Peptides of or the invention are generally about twelve amino acids in length. Methods for generating carbon nanotube binding peptides are also disclosed.

Nov 13th, 2010

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Tracking nanoparticles could help in developing treatment for pulmonary disease

Using a real-time imaging system, scientists have tracked a group of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles from the airspaces of the lungs into the body and out again, providing a description of the characteristics and behavior of the particles that could be used in developing therapeutic agents to treat pulmonary disease. The findings could also offer a greater understanding of the health effects of air pollution.

Nov 13th, 2010

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At IBM's Zurich nanotechnology laboratory, silence Is key

Inside laboratory No. 2 at IBM's new nanotechnology research facility, no can hear you scream. Once the heavy door is closed, the laboratory is essentially noise-free, insulated from electromagnetic waves and vibrations that can disrupt sensitive nanotech experiments.

Nov 12th, 2010

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nanoHUB.org forms User Group

To better serve its more than 150,000 users this year, nanoHUB.org is establishing a User Group to serve as a forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas among nanoHUB users.

Nov 12th, 2010

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NIEHS and NCL/NCI announce partnership to study nanotechnology safety

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), part of NCI's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, is an accomplished source for testing nanomaterials for biomedical applications and is now partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to characterize engineered nanomaterials used in risk/hazard studies.

Nov 12th, 2010

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Controlling the flow of light with a novel optical transistor

Controlling and modulating the flow of light is essential in today's telecommunications-based society. Professor Tobias Kippenberg and his team in EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements have discovered a novel way to couple light and vibrations.

Nov 11th, 2010

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