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Nanomedicine, nano, Nanotechnology, Cancer, Noninvasive, Breast Cancer

Gold Nanorods May Make Safer Cancer Treatment

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that by using gold nanorods, rather than nanospheres, they can detect malignant tumors hidden deeper under the skin and destroy them with lasers only half as powerful as before "“ without harming the healthy cells.

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Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Flexible, Electronics, Materials, Engineering

"Nano Skins" Show Promise as Flexible Electronic Devices

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Researchers have developed a new process to make flexible, conducting "nano skins" for a variety of applications, from electronic paper to sensors for detecting chemical and biological agents. The materials combine the strength and conductivity of carbon nanotubes with the flexibility of traditional polymers.

Science

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Nanotechnology, nano, Science

Researchers Develop New Process to Make "Nano Skins"

Northeastern University Assistant Professor Yung Joon Jung is the lead author of a research paper on the development of "nano skins" that appears in the March issue of The American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

Science

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Nanoelectronics, Electromigration, Thermomigration, Nanotechnology; Basaran, Kofke, University At Buffalo

Engineers Tackle Nanoelectronics Roadblocks

University at Buffalo engineers are working to solve two significant roadblocks -- electromigration and thermomigration -- impeding the creation of smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices.

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Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, The Methodist Hospital

Methodist Neurosurgeon Makes Quantum Leap on Nano-Level

A neurosurgeon at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) found a new way to label nanotubes using quantum dots, a discovery that could give researchers a new view into cancer cells, proteins, and DNA molecules.

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Nanotechnology, Histamines, Allergy

'Nano-Keys' Bind Cell Receptors and Trigger Allergic Reactions

The tumblers of life continue to click as Cornell University researchers have fabricated a set of 'nano-keys' on the molecular scale to interact with receptors on cell membranes and trigger larger-scale responses within cells -- such as the release of histamines in an allergic response.

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Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Micromachines, Fabrication

UM Team Devises Method That Could Open New Doors for Micromachines

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A team of researchers, led by University Maryland chemistry professor John T. Fourkas, has developed a technique for creating microscopic structures from multiple materials, including metal, paving the way for the creation of entirely new types of micromachines.

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Nanotechnology, Silicon, Materials Science, Dopants, Conductivity, Nanomembranes

Study Explains Unexpected Conductivity of Nanoscale Silicon

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A team of UW-Madison engineers has shown that when the surface of nanoscale silicon is specially cleaned, the surface itself facilitates current flow in thin layers that ordinarily won't conduct "” a potentially significant development for nanotechnology application.

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Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, nano, Materials, Chemistry, Engineering

Adding Nanotubes Makes Ordinary Materials Absorb Vibration

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A new study suggests that integrating nanotubes into traditional materials dramatically improves their ability to reduce vibration, especially at high temperatures. The findings could pave the way for a new class of materials with a multitude of applications.

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Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Lithography, Nanoscale Structures, Block Copolymers, Semiconductors, Photolithography

From 2-D Blueprint, Material Assembles Into Novel 3-D Nanostructures

An international team of scientists has coaxed a self-assembling material into forming never-before-seen, three-dimensional nanoscale structures, with potential applications ranging from catalysis and chemical separation to semiconductor manufacturing.







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