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Designer RNA fights high cholesterol

Small, specially designed bits of ribonucleic acid (RNA) can interfere with cholesterol metabolism, reducing harmful cholesterol by two-thirds in pre-clinical tests, according to a new study.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008

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New metamaterials that bend light backwards bring invisibility cloaks 1 step closer

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light, a development that could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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Leuchtspuren im Gehirn

Indikator-Molekuel ermoeglicht erstmals Langzeitbeobachtung der Aktivitaet einzelner Nervenzellen.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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European nanotechnology PhD program has 12 open positions

The Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures, financed by European Union Innovative Economy Programme with Foundation for Polish Science, has been selected for support as one of three projects in the first call for the International PhD Studies Programme.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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Scientists closer to invisibility cloak

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time they were able to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2008

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Microfiltration membrane and ultrafiltration membrane training

To kickoff the 'Infrastructure, Sustainability and Testing Management ' Conference, Sept 23-25, that the American Filtration and Separations Society is holding in Charlotte, there will be seven short courses on September 22, 2008. Two of these courses are 'Microfiltration Membrane' and 'Ultrafiltration Membrane' training.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2008

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