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Nanofibers for biomedical and healthcare applications

A comprehensive techno-commercial report overviewing the potential of nanofibers in biomedical and healthcare applications with a focus on materials, fabrication techniques, latest technological developments/trends, applications and products, as well as a detailed global market scenario.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2013

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Artificially created molecular-level mechanical motion

Scientists initiated the EU-funded project 'Synthetic kinesin analogues: A transition metal complex that can walk' (METALWALKER) to develop a fully synthetic molecular kinesin machine capable of sequential processivity, few of which have been demonstrated to date.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Nanodiamonds to help target cancer cells

The use of nanoparticles in biomedicine is an area of active research. Scientists are using biomimetic functionalisation strategies that could lead to targeted drug delivery with greater specificity and no toxicity.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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The heir to the silicon throne

A large consortium is developing silicon carbide (SiC) technology poised to pick up where silicon (Si) leaves off in terms of performance and operating conditions. Additional benefits include reduced energy consumption and emissions.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Poland set to shine in nanotechnology (w/video)

Strengthening the nanotechnology capabilities of a key institute in Poland will enable the country to upgrade research on biomaterials and alternative energy. It will also help further integrate the country in the European Research Area (ERA).

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Joining the quantum dots for new bio applications

A European research project, 'New frontiers in quantum dots science: Assembly and functionalisation', pushed knowledge about different quantum dot configuration made from stoichiometric crystalline nanoclusters. It explored their optical properties and how they can be used as multifunctional materials.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2013

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Pushing the limits of light microscopy

A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third dimension. In a simple set-up, the scientists used the translation of position information of fluorescent markers into color information.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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Breathalyzer nanotechnology shows promise in monitoring diabetes

Researchers are working on a breathalyzer device that could one day replace regular blood testing in diabetics. The new monitoring device uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone in the breath of diabetics, which has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2013

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