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University of Notre Dame names managing director for two nanotechnology centers

Robert M. Dunn, most recently the director of the Integrated Engineering and Business Practices Program in the University of Notre Dame?s College of Engineering, has been named the managing director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) and the recently established Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND).

Posted: Aug 29th, 2008

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Targeting nanoparticles to specific locations inside cancer cells increases kills

By increasing the amount of an anticancer agent that gets to tumor cells, as opposed to healthy cells, researchers hope to minimize the potential side effects of therapy while maximizing therapeutic response. This approach has been taken one step farther by targeting the specific location inside a tumor cell, where the drug ceramide exerts its cell-killing activity.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2008

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Nanocages 'cook' cancer cells

New research has quantified how many targeted nanocages bind to an individual cancer cell and how much light is needed to kill the cells.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2008

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Patent granted for continuous flow method for the separation of carbon nanotubes according to their chiralities

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for a MITRE-developed process that provides a path to achieving what has been called the Holy Grail of nanotechnology. U.S. Patent number 7,347,981 was issued to MITRE earlier this year. It covers a continuous flow method for the separation of carbon nanotubes according to their chiralities, the characteristic twists in their molecular structures.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2008

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The secret of electron heating in low temperature plasmas discovered

The secret of electron heating in low temperature plasmas has been discovered by the Bochum researchers at the Center of Excellence 'Plasma Science and Technology' (CPST) at the Ruhr University - who have thereby found the answer to the question which has been puzzling scientists for decades of why particularly the electrons in such plasmas are so hot.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2008

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