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Concern over communication of nanotechnology in Slovenia

The Slovenian government treats nanotechnology as a national research priority, but the topic is virtually non-existent in the national mass media, according to new research. This lack of information for the public means it is difficult for them to make decisions about the safety of products, the study argues.

Jun 18th, 2012

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Researchers arrange nanoparticles like "giant atoms"

Scientists at INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials found out that certain nanoparticles assemble into groups as if they were atoms. Like the atoms of metals or noble gases, they form specific structures depending on their number. Through their findings, the researchers are now able to make precisely defined structures from nanoparticles.

Jun 18th, 2012

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Gaiker-IK4 studies in vitro toxicity of carbon nanofibres

Given its novelty, there are not many scientific studies on the possible risks to health arising from the use of nanoparticles, the reason why, in 2010, Grupo Antolin (the Antolin Group) launched an R+D+i project with GAIKER-IK4 Technological Centre, with which the Group has been collaborating for a decade.

Jun 18th, 2012

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Nanoparticle treatment inhibits 100% of lymphatic metastases

A University of Navarra team of scientists, led by Doctor María Blanco, in collaboration with the Salamanca Cancer Research Centre, has designed a treatment using nanoparticles and which inhibits 100% of lymphatic metastases in mice with mantle cell lymphoma. It involves medication based on edelfosine-loaded lipid nanoparticles, and which is taken orally.

Jun 18th, 2012

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Prion busting molecules

Newly developed self-illuminating polymers have been intentionally designed with the ability to home in on toxic prions and render them harmless, offering the potential to cure fatal nerve-destroying illnesses.

Jun 15th, 2012

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Measuring quantum dimensions

A new study from the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Barcelona and the University of Bristol has demonstrated how the dimension of an unknown quantum system can be assessed from measurement data alone.

Jun 15th, 2012

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