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Stem cells entering heart can be tracked with nano-'hitchhikers'

The promise of repairing damaged hearts through regenerative medicine - infusing stem cells into the heart in the hope that these cells will replace worn out or damaged tissue - has yet to meet with clinical success. But a highly sensitive visualization technique developed by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists may help speed that promise's realization.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2013

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New safeguards foster innovation in nanomaterials

European researchers in the Nanodevice project are investigating the safety aspects of nanomaterial production. Their plan laid down in 2009 was to develop new concepts, reliable methods and portable devices for detecting, analysing and monitoring airborne ENMs in the workplace. The latest feedback from the team suggests the project has delivered on its promise.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2013

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Promising flash memory combines graphene and molybdenite

EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties -- graphene and molybdenite -- into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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