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Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles, Ultrasound, Cancer

Nanotechnology May Find Disease Before It Starts

Nanotechnology may one day help physicians detect the very earliest stages of serious diseases like cancer, a new study suggests. It would do so by improving the quality of images produced by one of the most common diagnostic tools used in doctors' offices "“ the ultrasound machine.

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Nanoimprinting, Lithography, Semiconductor, Nanotechnology

Engineers Develop Road Map for Nanoimprint Lithography

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Using experimental data and simulations, researchers have identified key parameters that predict the outcome of nanoimprint lithography, a fabrication technique that offers an alternative to traditional lithography in patterning integrated circuits and other small-scale structures into polymers.

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Nanotechnology

Nanogenerators May Spark Miniature Machines

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have crafted tiny nanowires that generate electricity when they vibrate. Just like the quartz crystal in a watch, the zinc-oxide nanowires are piezoelectric, which means bending causes them to produce an electrical charge.

Science

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Nanotechnology, Science, Nutrition, Functional, Food, Technology, IFT

Nanonutrients' Promise: Vast Gains In Human Health

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The emerging discipline of nanotechnology holds the promise of improving functional foods and the capability of delivering healthful food compounds to the body where it can utilize them best, according to the latest issue of Food Technology.

Science

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Materials Science, Medicine/Health, Cancer, Nanotechnology/Micromachines, Cell Biology, Pharmaceutical Science., Chemistry, Physics

"Custom" Nanoparticles Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Researchers have developed "custom" nanoparticles that show promise of providing a more targeted and effective delivery of anticancer drugs than conventional medications or any of the earlier attempts to fight cancer with nanoparticles. The nanoparticles also have the potential to reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy.

Medicine

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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.

Science

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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.

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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.

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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.

Science

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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.

Science

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Nanotechnology, Deterministic Chaos, Chaos, Atomic Force Microscopy, Physics, Mechanical Engineering

Engineers Solve Chaos Mystery in Use of High-Tech Microscope

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Mechanical engineers at Purdue University have proven that the same sort of "deterministic chaos" behind the baffling uncertainties of the stock market and long-term weather conditions also interferes with measurements taken with a commonly used scientific instrument.

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Materials Science, Nanotechnology

Magnetic Vortices Discovery May Lead to New Devices

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An unusual pool of scientific talent at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, combined with new nanofabrication and nanocharacterization instruments, is helping to open a new frontier in electronics, to be made up of very small and very fast devices.

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Materials Science, Nanotechnology

Gold 'Glitters' Differently at the Nanoscale

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