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Nanoparticle-induced autophagy could help improve cancer treatments

Nanotechweb - October 14, 2014 - 3:58am
New finding could also be important for preventing inflammatory diseases such as lung fibrosis, and may even be used to help treat neurodegenerative diseases.
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Chemistry Nobel awarded for super-resolution microscopy

Nanotechweb - October 13, 2014 - 6:41am
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner share 2014 prize.
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Raytheon, UMass Lowell open on-campus research institute: Industry leader’s researchers to collaborate with faculty, students to move key technologies forward through first-of-its-kind partnership

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Raytheon and the University of Massachusetts Lowell today officially opened a new collaborative research facility that will advance innovative technologies in a state-of-the-art setting.
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New additions to Malvern Instruments’ ‘10 ways to…’ series guide rheological optimization of dispersion products

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Two new additions to Malvern Instruments' popular ‘10 ways to…' whitepaper series provide practical guidance on using rheological testing to develop stable, high performance dispersions. Both whitepap...
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HZO Teams With Deutsche Telekom to Unveil the Waterproof Tolino Vision 2 eReader: The New HZO Protected eReader Ushers in a New Era of Waterproof Electronics, Providing a Seamless User Experience Without the Risk of Using Port Doors and Mechanical Seals

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
HZO, Inc., the total solutions leader in submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of electronic assembly, device, component or sensor, announced today that it has partnered with Deutsc...
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Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Radical Polymers and Their Application to Organic Electronic Devices Edward P. Tomlinson , Martha E. Hay , and Bryan W. Boudouris * School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University ...
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DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles: DNA's programmable assembly is leveraged to form precise 3D nanomaterials for disease detection, environmental testing, electronics and beyond

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using D...
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The Körber Foundation congratulates Stefan Hell on winning the 2014 Nobel Prize

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
In 2011, Stefan Hell received the Körber European Science Prize for his research work on the subject "Throwing light on the nanoscopic world".
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NIST researchers enabled by AFM-IR to publish first nanoscale IR spectra of individual plasmonic nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Anasys Instruments reports on the new AFM-IR results from the Energy Research Group at NIST just published in the journal for Advanced Optical Materials. The paper is entitled "Nanoscale imaging and s...
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Microspot Thin Film Thickness Measurements by Transmission and Reflectance Microspectroscopy

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
CRAIC FilmPro™ software is used with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers to measure the thickness of thin films of microspot areas in both reflectance and transmission.
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Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics.
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Arrowhead Issues Open Letter to Shareholders

Nanotech-Now - October 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today issued the following open letter to shareholders from President and CEO, Christ...
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Aculon Receives Patent for Application of Enhanced Bonding Layers on Titanium

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Aculon, Inc. announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for enhanced bonding of layers on titanium.
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Human health, wealth require expanded marine science, experts say: In Rome, European experts publish a 'common vision' of priorities for marine research and action through 2020

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Toxic nanoparticles, micro-plastic pollution and the potential of rising seawater temperatures to transform chemicals at a molecular level into 'substances able to stimulate / participate in tumour ge...
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Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for th...
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All that glitters is... slimy? Gold nanoparticles measure the stickiness of snot: New laser-based method helps doctors determine how well mucus oozes through the lungs, potentially leading to better treatment of certain lung diseases

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, snot is an endlessly fascin...
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Nanoparticles Used to Produce Multi-Layer Ceramic Thermal Insulators

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Material and Energy Research Center studied the effects of nanoparticles on mechanical and thermal properties of ceramics used in thermal insulators.
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Unconventional photoconduction in an atomically thin semiconductor: New mechanism of photoconduction could lead to next-generation excitonic devices

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
It's a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discov...
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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle: New method produces particles that can glow with color-coded light and be manipulated with magnets

Nanotech-Now - October 10, 2014 - 7:45am
A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achi...
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Triplet excitons transfer energy

Nanotechweb - October 10, 2014 - 2:55am
Mechanism might be used to help reduce unwanted heat loss in photovoltaic devices.
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