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Tissue Regeneration, Muscles, Nanomaterials, Material Science, Stem Cell, Tissue Repair, Biomaterials

UW Researcher Pursues Synthetic 'Scaffolds' for Muscle Regeneration

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Miqin Zhang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Washington, is looking for ways to help the body heal itself when injury, disease or surgery cause large-scale damage to one type of tissue in particular: skeletal muscle.

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Democratizing the Space Race with Nanosatellite Technology

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Smaller, faster, cheaper—miniaturised space technology opens the door to future University-based space exploration.

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dmitri simberg, University Of Colorado Cancer Center, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Immunology, Immune System, Complement System, nature nanotechnology

How to Keep Nanoparticle "Caterpillars" Safe From The "Crows" of the Immune System

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A University of Colorado Cancer Center paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology details how the immune system recognizes nanoparticles, potentially paving the way to counteract or avoid this detection.

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Cancer Biology, Her-2 protein, MED1, Nanoparticle, nanotechnnology, RNA binding, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Study Shows Nanoparticles Could Be Used to Overcome Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been able to generate multifunctional RNA nanoparticles that could overcome treatment resistance in breast cancer, potentially making existing treatments more effective in these patients.

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Materials Science, Magnetism, Nanoscience , Surface & interface studies

Energy Cascades in Quasicrystals Trigger an Avalanche of Discovery

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In a new study from Argonne National Laboratory, scientists looked at networks of magnetic material patterned into the unique and quite beautiful geometries of quasicrystals to see how the nature of the non-repeating patterns lead to the emergence of unusual energetic effects.

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Alternative Energy, fuel cell cars, zero emissions, Nanotechnology, Biomolecular, Automotive industry

It's Basic: Alternative Fuel Cell Technology Reduces Cost

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The University of Delaware's Yushan Yan believes that fuel-cell vehicles are the way to develop zero-emission vehicles. To make the process cheaper, they're developing alternative technology, the hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC), because of its inherent cost advantages.

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New Diamond Harder Than Ring Bling

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International project to make a diamond that's predicted to be harder than a jeweller's diamond and useful for cutting through ultra-solid materials on mining sites.

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nanotechnnology, Energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy

Pioneering Nanotechnology Captures Energy From People

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.

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Researchers Peer Into Atom-Sized Tunnels in Hunt for Better Battery

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Battery researchers have used a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution to show that certain large ions can hold open tunnels in a promising electrode material, so that charge-carrying ions like lithium can enter and exit the electrode easily and quickly – boosting capacity.

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Nanoscience, 3D imaging, Energy, Fuel Cells, Catalysis, Catalysts

Scientists Track Chemical and Structural Evolution of Catalytic Nanoparticles in 3D

To help tackle the challenge of finding effective, inexpensive catalysts for fuel cells, scientists at Brookhaven Lab have produced dynamic, 3D images that reveal how catalytic nanoparticles evolve as they are processed.

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3D printing, Materials, Microfluidic, Lithography

Improving the Resolution of Lithography

A team of researchers in Korea has demonstrated the use of a wobulation technique to enhance the resolution of flow lithography produced nanostructures.

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Nanomedicine, Hiv Prevention, Truvada, nanochannels, Drug Delivery, space nanomedicine

Houston Methodist Receives Award for Implantable HIV Drug Delivery Device

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The Houston Methodist Research Institute’s department of nanomedicine is the recipient of this year’s AIDS Foundation Houston Shelby Hodge Vision Award. Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D., nanomedicine department chair at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, accepted the award during the World AIDS Day luncheon.

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Cancer, Tumor, Chemotherapy, nanocarrier, Materials Science, nanotechnnology, Drug Delivery

In One-Two Punch, Researchers Load 'Nanocarriers' to Deliver Cancer-Fighting Drugs and Imaging Molecules to Tumors

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In a paper published in the journal Small, scientists at the University of Washington describe a new system to encase chemotherapy drugs within tiny, synthetic "nanocarrier" packages, which could be injected into patients and disassembled at the tumor site to release their toxic cargo.

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Smart sensing technology, infrastructure damage, Nanoscience & Technology, Quantum Dots

Mood Ring Materials – a New Way to Detect Damage in Failing Infrastructure

"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.

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Nanomaterials, Material Science

Supersonic Spray Yields New Nanomaterial for Bendable, Wearable Electronics

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An ultrathin film of fused silver nanowires that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.

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Cell traction force, Collagen, fibrous nonlinear elasticity

Cancer Cells ‘Talk’ to Their Environment, and It Talks Back

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A Cornell-led team has devised a method for measuring the mechanical force cells exert on their surroundings, which can help scientists design better biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering.

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Microfluidic Device, surface sound waves, Materials Science

Using Sound Waves to Move Liquids at the Nano Scale

A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The breakthrough is a first step toward the manufacturing of small, portable devices that could be used for drug discovery and microrobotics applications. The devices could be integrated in a lab on a chip to sort cells, move liquids, manipulate particles and sense other biological components. For example, it could be used to filter a wide range of particles, such as bacteria, to conduct rapid diagnosis.

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New Records Set Up with 'Screws of Light'

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The research team around Anton Zeilinger has succeeded in breaking two novel records while experimenting with so-called twisted particles of light. In one experiment, the scientists could show that the twist of light itself, i.e. the screw-like structure, is maintained over a free-space propagation of 143 kilometers, which could revolutionize future data transmission.

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Materials, Ultraviolet, LED, deep UV, deep ultraviolet, foil

New LEDs May Offer Better Way to Clean Water in Remote Areas

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For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing the foil based LEDs for portable ultraviolet (UV) lights that soldiers and others can use to purify drinking water and sterilize medical equipment.

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Nanoscale, Nanoparticle, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Virginia Tech, Cytimmune

Virginal Tech, Cytimmune Sciences Create Cancer Therapy That Reduces Toxic Chemotherapy Effects

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Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel — a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.







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