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Tiny material, big risk

Liming Dai, a University of Dayton chemical and materials engineering professor, and Yiling Hong, a UD assistant biology professor have made a breakthrough in determining the safety of microscopic carbon materials sometimes used for gene, drug or cancer therapies.

Feb 14th, 2008

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British Pharmaceutical Conference 2009 science and practive chairs announced

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and Peter Noyce, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of The Workforce Academy, The University of Manchester, will be the respective Science and Practice Chairs for the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference.

Feb 14th, 2008

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Strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety research

The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology today released a document describing the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) strategy for addressing priority research on the environment, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanomaterials.

Feb 14th, 2008

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Protein's strength lies in h-bond cooperation

Researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT reveal that the strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to resist force and dissipate energy.

Feb 14th, 2008

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Finland and Japan in strategic nanotechnology cooperation

Finland's national nanotechnology initiative FinNano is rapidly advancing on the international scene. Its record-sized delegation was highly visible at nano tech 2008, the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition in Tokyo. Several cooperation agreements were established during the event. One of the most important was the extension of cooperation between NOF Corporation, a consortium of Finnish industrial companies, and the University of Oulu.

Feb 14th, 2008

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