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Trackable drug-filled nanoparticles - a potential weapon against cancer

Nanoparticles filled with a drug could be a new tool for treating cancer in the future. A new study shows how such nanoparticles can be combined to secure the effective delivery of cancer drugs to tumour cells - and how they can be given properties to make them visible in MR scanners and thus rendered trackable.

Feb 28th, 2013

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Researchers show that lipid nanoparticles are ideal for delivering genes and drugs

At the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Basque Public University, the Pharmacokinetics, Nanotechnology and Gene Therapy research team is using nanotechnology to develop new formulations that can be applied to drugs and gene therapy. Specifically, they are using nanoparticles to design systems for delivering genes and drugs; this helps to get the genes and drugs tothe point of action so that they can produce the desired effect.

Feb 28th, 2013

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Atoms with quantum memory

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our daily lives.

Feb 28th, 2013

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New plastic electronics can greatly reduce food waste worldwide

Millions of tons of still-edible food are thrown away because the "best before" date has passed. Wouldn't it be handy if the packaging could really "test" whether the contents are still safe to eat? Researchers have invented a circuit that makes this possible: A plastic analog-digital converter. This brings plastic sensor circuits costing less than one euro cent within reach.

Feb 27th, 2013

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France is the invited country at ImagineNano 2013

The organizers of ImagineNano announced France as the Invited Country at this year's edition. Forty French invited speakers among 7 conferences and a pavilion featuring the nanoscience and nanotechnology sector in this country are some of the activities planned.

Feb 27th, 2013

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