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Multiple cancer biomarkers detected simultaneously

Using oligonucleotide- and antibody-coated gold nanoparticles, researchers at the Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) at Northwestern University have developed an analogous technology for proteins that can simultaneously detect trace levels of multiple biomarkers associated with human cancer.

Jul 3rd, 2006

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EuMat European technology platform launched

The European Technology Platform for Advanced Materials and Technologies has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of research priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies.

Jul 3rd, 2006

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Nanotechnology fertile for energy breakthrough

Thinking small may help solve one of the biggest problems - the need for alternative energy sources - according to scientists attending the first Energy Nanotechnology International Conference held June 26-28 at MIT.

Jun 30th, 2006

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Breakthrough in silicon photonics devices

Building on a series of recent breakthroughs in silicon photonics, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a novel approach to silicon devices that combines light amplification with a photovoltaic - or solar panel - effect.

Jun 28th, 2006

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Nanotechnology creates super-strong fibers for bullet-proof vests

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new technology that can greatly enhance the ballistic-proof strength of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber by adding carbon nanotubes to pristine high-strength fiber.

Jun 27th, 2006

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