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Large scale production of edge-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea have pioneered a simple, but efficient and eco-friendly way to produce Edge-selectively functionalized graphene nanoplatelets (EFGnPs) by dry ball milling graphite in the presence of various gases.

Posted: Feb 13th, 2013

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The dual-use dilemma of nanotechnology research

A recent article in the journal Nanomedicine, born out of a Federal Bureau of Investigation workshop held at the University of Notre Dame in September 2012, tackles this complex "dual-use" aspect of nanotechnology research.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using micro-fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor-based heating, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are further advancing the use of silicon transistor and electronics into chemistry and biology for point-of-care diagnostics.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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Nanotechnology RNA drug reduces ovarian cancer tumors by 83 percent

By loading fragile RNA into silicon nanoparticles, researchers from The Methodist Hospital and two other institutions found a new drug delivery system can reduce the size of ovarian tumors by as much as 83 percent - and stop tumor growth in chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer tissue.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2013

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