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Holographic nanotechnology assembly

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technique that uses a laser and holograms to precisely position numerous tiny particles within seconds, representing a potential new tool to analyze biological samples or create devices using nanoassembly.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2008

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Ship-in-a-bottle kit on a microchip

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, the University of Stuttgart and the Colorado School of Mines have constructed micromachines using the same trick that model makers use to get ships into a bottle where the masts and rigging of the sailing ship are not erected until it is in the bottle.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2008

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Magnetic nanotags allow sensitive detection of cancer biomarkers

A team led by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz, has developed a compact prototype detector that uses magnetic nanotechnology to spot cancer-associated proteins in a human blood serum sample with much higher sensitivity than current detectors.

Posted: Dec 1st, 2008

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Bringing lab-on-a-chip to a surgery near you

If doctors were able to conduct efficient genetic analysis at the point of care, using inexpensive, portable equipment, it would revolutionise disease detection and treatment. European researchers are close to enabling this revolution.

Posted: Dec 1st, 2008

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