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Exploiting gold nanoparticles for cell manipulation

High-throughput biological devices rely on the transport, attachment and release of various entities in order to conduct millions of tests in a short period of time. A European study utilised nanoparticles made of gold to capture and manipulate living cells, with the ultimate goal to implement this technology in biomedical instrumentation.

Nov 25th, 2012

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Researchers disprove familiar scientific assumptions that could result in better materials design

In an unprecedented find, a research team including scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that the three electronic and electrochemical properties having to do with the energy necessary for electrons and molecules to assemble or break apart are not always correlated. This lack of correlation is unexpected and suggests possible explanations for observed differences in organofluorine materials.

Nov 24th, 2012

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Electronics of nature's nano machines

A team from the University's Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins - the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature's very own nano machines.

Nov 23rd, 2012

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Nanodiamonds as revealing feed for microorganisms

Researchers have treated the protist microorganisms Paramecium caudatum and Tetrahymena thermophile as well as a murine macrophage cell line with nanodiamond particles in order to study the biocompatibility and the biolabeling properties of the nanomaterial.

Nov 23rd, 2012

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Scientists look to nanotechnologies to boost crop yields

Nanotechnologies that deliver fertilisers to plants offer promising ways of improving farm productivity while reducing the risk of water contamination. But the scientists behind a new Swiss-funded study caution that while the technology is still evolving, potential risks must be considered.

Nov 23rd, 2012

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Xenon goes topless

Record ionisation: An X-ray laser removes more than two complete shells from the electron cloud surrounding noble gas atoms.

Nov 22nd, 2012

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