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European network for unified nanomaterials research

EU-funded scientists joined together to form a broad collaboration in nanomaterials research. The consortium sought to include European Member States and Candidate and potential Candidate Countries to develop a unified European Research Area.

Aug 15th, 2012

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Cell-on-chip technology for toxicity screening

Screening for toxicity of potential new drugs presents a bottleneck in the pharmaceutical industry. A European consortium addressed this issue by developing chip assays containing nanodrops of cells that could be used to screen various chemicals.

Aug 15th, 2012

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Experiments probe megavirus in high resolution

From July 19 to 23, scientists lined up samples of some of the largest known viruses on the planet for an extensive X-ray 'photo shoot' that may produce the highest-resolution 3-D images yet of these mysterious specimens - and bring researchers closer to understanding their functions and origins.

Aug 15th, 2012

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Nanoparticles to realize hydrogen's energy potential

For the first time, engineers at the University of New South Wales have demonstrated that hydrogen can be released and reabsorbed from a promising storage material, overcoming a major hurdle to its use as an alternative fuel source.

Aug 15th, 2012

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