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API and NINT to keynote 2015 Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials conference

TAPPI announced that Dr. Theodora Retsina, CEO of American Process, Inc. (API) and Dr. Maria Delorio, Executive Director of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and Professor of Physics and Assistant Vice President of Research at the University of Alberta, will be keynote speakers at the 2015 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials, in Atlanta, Georgia, June 22-25.

Mar 17th, 2015

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Molecular ruler sets bacterial needle length

A step in understanding how microbes infect target cells. The findings have potential long-term applications for developing new antibiotics against salmonella and certain other disease-causing bacteria, for designing bacteria that could inject cancer cells with chemotherapy drugs, and for helping people how to design machines at the nanoscopic or molecular scale.

Mar 16th, 2015

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Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection

Researchers have shown that the use of nanoparticles to carry antibiotics across biological barriers can be effective in treating lung infections. Doing so allows better delivery of the drug to the site of infection, and hence prevents the development of antibiotic resistance which may be caused by too large and continued doses of antibiotic.

Mar 16th, 2015

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New remote control for molecular motors

In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, physicists have just demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to do so.

Mar 16th, 2015

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Design maps predict strength of structures (w/video)

Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything from nanoscale electronics to buildings.

Mar 16th, 2015

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