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Smart anticancer 'nanofiber mesh'

Researchers have developed a new nanofiber mesh which is capable of simultaneously realizing thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy (treatment with anticancer drugs) of tumors.

Jul 2nd, 2013

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A new generation nano-sized drug delivery technology

Researchers are analyzing the effectiveness of the sustained release of a bioactive molecule from yoctowells - novel surface-engineered molecular cavities which allow the analysis of the separation, containment and manipulation of individual molecules.

Jul 2nd, 2013

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Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

Scientists have developed a new approach for treating a deadly brain cancer that strikes 15,000 in the United States annually and for which there is no effective long-term therapy. The researchers have shown that the approach extends the lives of laboratory animals and are preparing to seek government approval for a human clinical trial.

Jul 1st, 2013

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EuroNanoForum attracts 1500 members of the nanotechnology community

The EuroNanoForum was held for the 6th time in June 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. The event was a tremendous success with nearly 1,500 active members of the nanotechnology community from 50 countries around the world. Over 140 high-level speakers gave vivid talks at the plenaries, sessions and workshops during the conference.

Jul 1st, 2013

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Nanotechnology helps to test antibiotic treatment in minutes

Researchers have built a matchbox-sized device that can test for the presence of bacteria in a couple of minutes, instead of up to several weeks. A nano-lever vibrates in the presence of bacterial activity, while a laser reads the vibration and translates it into an electrical signal that can be easily read - the absence of a signal signifies the absence of bacteria.

Jun 30th, 2013

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NIST seeks proposals to establish new Center of Excellence on Advanced Materials Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between NIST researchers and scientists and engineers from academia and industry. The new center will focus on accelerating the discovery and development of advanced materials through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data and informatics tools.

Jun 29th, 2013

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