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Bio meets nano and IT

The Bio Meets Nano and IT conference in Oulu, Finland from December 9-11, 2008, brings together companies, organisations and research groups with the purpose of enhancing international and interdisciplinary business collaboration in the fields of life sciences, micro- and nanotechnology and information technology.

Oct 22nd, 2008

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NIH grant of $1.5m for nanocarrier-based pharmaceuticals for drug and gene therapy

Vladimir Torchilin, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University?s Bouve College of Health Sciences, was recently awarded a 5-year, $1.54 million grant from the National Institutes of Health?s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to investigate ways to increase the efficacy of nanocarrier-based pharmaceuticals for drug and gene therapy.

Oct 22nd, 2008

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3-D nanoimaging process improves LCDs

Charles Rosenblatt, professor of physics and macromolecular science at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group have developed a method of 3D optical imaging of anisotropic fluids such as liquid crystals, with volumetric resolution one thousand times smaller than existing techniques.

Oct 22nd, 2008

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The secret lives of carbon nanotubes

A short time-lapse video clearly reveals the answer to a long-standing carbon nanotube question: During their formation, the free end of a growing nanotube is a closed cap, not an open tube.

Oct 21st, 2008

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Tuning magnetic nanotubes

New research could help engineers design nanotube geometries that are optimum for data storage, or for other possible applications in microelectronics and medicine.

Oct 21st, 2008

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