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Scientists engineer artificial human liver for drug testing and discovery

IBN researchers have now made it possible for companies to predict the toxicity of new drugs earlier, potentially speeding up the drug development process and reducing the cost of manufacturing. The tool they have engineered to enable this is an artificial human liver piece, which mimics the natural tissue environment closely.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2013

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'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies

New optical technologies using 'metasurfaces' capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and microscopes.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2013

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Researchers develop new nanopore sensor for methylated DNA

Collaborators from Mayo-Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare have developed a new, single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA. Methylation - the addition of a methyl group of molecules to a DNA strand - is one of the ways gene expression is regulated.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Europe's largest Nanotechnology Conference comes to Dublin

The 6th biannual conference, EuroNanoForum 2013, will gather experts and decision-makers of the nanotechnology community to Dublin this June. EuroNanoForum 2013 is the largest nanotechnology conference in Europe and will focus on the impact of nanotechnology in improving people's lives, especially in the key societal sectors such as health, energy and environment. The event coincides with Nanotech Europe exhibition and the Nanoweek Ireland.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Feynman's double-slit experiment brought to life

The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment - a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave - has been followed in full for the very first time.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Mechanical micro-drum used as quantum memory

One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again - but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for possible use in a quantum computer.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2013

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Nanodermatology Society summarizes results of its recent annual meeting

The Nanodermatology Society recently held its 3rd annual meeting, in conjunction with the 71st meeting of the American Academy of Dermatolog. Clinicians, scientists, and members of industry from around the globe met in person to present their research, integrate their knowledge, and develop partnerships for future collaborations.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2013

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