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Novel luminescent materials to reduce global energy demand

The European Commission has identified luminescent materials as a key technology of the next generation. Phosphors are used, for example, in traffic lights, computer screens, smartphones and tablets, Euro banknotes, medical devices, as well as in films for X-rays and light sources.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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Nanotechnology detects cancer progression

Studying cellular processes that are implicated in cancer represents one of the main problems of contemporary cell biology and tumour therapy. European scientists are in the process of developing a novel sensing principle at the nanoscale level for monitoring cancer progression.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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New nanotechnology research study turns brain tumors blue

Researchers from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology have reported the development of a technique that assists in identifying tumors from normal brain tissue during surgery by staining tumor cells blue.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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Cell on a chip reveals protein behavior

For years, scientists around the world have dreamed of building a complete, functional, artificial cell. Though this vision is still a distant blur on the horizon, many are making progress on various fronts. Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv and his research team in the Weizmann Institute's Material's and Interfaces Department recently took a significant step in this direction when they created a two-dimensional, cell-like system on a glass chip.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2013

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Research collaboration to develop organs-on-chips

Today the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Sony DADC announced a collaboration that will harness Sony DADC's global manufacturing expertise to further advance the Institute's Organs-on-Chips technologies.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2013

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