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Cellular networks up close

High-powered microscopic techniques give scientists a detailed view of a critical nanoscale component of the cellular infrastructure

Apr 19th, 2013

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Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

In a scientific two-for-one deal, Cornell researchers have created compartment nanoparticles that may carry two or more different drugs to the same target. Meanwhile, the same technology gets applied to fuel cells, where catalysts may be formed into porous structures to expose more surface area.

Apr 18th, 2013

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Food safety and bioterrorism defense may benefit from improved nanotechnology detection test

Sales of chicken products in China plummeted recently during an outbreak of a deadly new strain of bird flu. From bird flu to mad cow disease, numerous food scares have made global headlines in recent years. A technique developed by University of Missouri Professor of Engineering Shubhra Gangopadhyay's group may make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate. The detection test also could accelerate warnings after bioterrorism attacks.

Apr 18th, 2013

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Spanish INFINITEX project to develop functional, smart textiles

The goal of INFINITEX (the Spanish acronym for Research into New Functions and Incorporated Intelligence in Textiles) project is to provide a boost to a national value chain for working with high added value functional and intelligent fabrics, as well as increasing their functions performances in terms of protection and comfort.

Apr 18th, 2013

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