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Buckyballs to fight allergy

A research team has identified a new biological function for buckyballs - the ability to block allergic response, setting the stage for the development of new therapies for allergy.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2007

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Carbon nanohorns for the storage of hydrogen

Hydrogen would be the ideal candidate to replace fossil fuels if only it wasn't so difficult to store it safely. Researchers have discovered a storage solution which is both efficient and cheap: carbon nanohorns.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2007

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Nanotechnology and the environment - more support needed

Policies are needed to promote the development of nanotechnologies, and funding is needed to carry out research into the benefits and risks of these new technologies for both human health and the environment. These were the main messages coming out of a session on nanotechnology and the environment held during Green Week, an annual event organised by the European Commission.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2007

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