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Dialog NanoCare: Gesundheitliche Wirkungen von Nanopartikeln

Am 27. September 2008 findet in Muenchen der Austausch von interessierten Buergerinnen und Buergern mit Experten statt. Organisiert wird die BMBF-Veranstaltung von Zukuenftige Technologien Consulting der VDI Technologiezentrum in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Museum und der Muenchner Projektgruppe fuer Sozialforschung.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2008

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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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