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NIH awards $31M to translational partnership

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $31 million over five years to a partnership of Atlanta academic, research and healthcare institutions focused on accelerating the translation of laboratory discoveries into healthcare innovations for patients.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2007

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Quiet end to technology agency lamented

A provision in the competitiveness legislation that President Bush signed in August deletes the Commerce Department agency charged with bringing U.S. innovation from laboratories to the marketplace.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Scientists unlock secrets of protein folding

A team from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive

Good news for public health: Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Cornell gets $2.9M for training grad students in nanoscience

A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will help bridge the problematic gap among various scientific disciplines, in an effort to solve common problems a range of scientists face.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Micro- and nanosensor smart system to wake up sleepy drivers

Greek Transport Institute IMET at the National Center for Research and Technology Development in Thessaloniki is working on a smart system that will be able to monitor alertness levels in drivers, recognize symptoms of sleepiness and give drivers a wake-up call.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2007

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