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Using magnetic nanoparticles to combat cancer

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008

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Shimmering ferroelectric domains

Dresden scientists were able to produce microscopic images of ferroelectric domains - tiny regions of a ferroelectric material -, where the electric polarization points into different directions.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008

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IBM will make $1.5 billion nanotechnology investment in New York

Governor David A. Paterson today announced significant new investments by IBM and New York State, accelerating New York State's international leadership in nanotechnology research and development and creating up to 1,000 new high-tech jobs Upstate. The State will provide a total of $140 million in economic development grants, leveraging more than a ten-to-one private investment of $1.5 billion from IBM.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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Raman reveals DNA in action

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, UK, have been able to use Raman spectroscopy to observe strands of DNA pairing up and falling apart by attaching them to silver nanoparticles

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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Engineering professor conducts explorations on the nanoscale

For materials scientists like Petra Reinke, an associate professor in the University of Virginia's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the goal is to be able to engineer materials and construct structures that perform in predictable ways at the nanoscale.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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Research on the carcinogenicity of nanoparticles and other dusts

The primary aims of the study by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Germany were to analyse differences between the carcinogenicity of granular dusts in the rat lung after intratracheal instillation, to find out the optimal dose metric for their carcinogenic potency and to interprete their potential relevance for human health.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2008

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4th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Terasem Movement, Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The workshop will explore what geoethical management, if any, is appropriate for the nanotechnology necessary for cryonic revival and embodiment of downloaded cyber-consciousness.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2008

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