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Spider web inspires new nanofiber venture

A Canterbury University student whose research into producing ultra-fine, nano fibres was honoured in the 2006 MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards has gone to help develop an electrospinning machine that is being sold to research laboratories around the world.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2008

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Researchers use carbon nanotubes for molecular transport

Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. Researchers are now mimicking that process with manmade carbon nanotube membranes.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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Nanotechnology worries push EU to seek full safety data for carbon

Companies selling carbon and graphite will be required to submit full health and safety data for the substances under the European Union's stringent new chemical safety laws, amid concerns that their nanotechnology forms may be dangerous to people, E.U. officials said Monday.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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Stripes key to nanoparticle drug delivery

In work that could at the same time impact the delivery of drugs and explain a biological mystery, MIT engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2008

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