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Production of Non-Virus Nanocarriers with Highest Amount of Gene Delivery

July 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University changed the liposome production process and increased the amount of genes entrapped in the structure of these nanocarriers.
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Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

July 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies—frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly 100 years,...
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"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength: How is it possible to record optically encoded information for distances smaller than the wavelength of light?

July 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record...
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University of Houston researchers create new method to draw molecules from live cells: Technique using magnetic nanomaterials offers promise for diagnosis, gene therapy

July 21, 2014 - 7:45am
University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cance...
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Physicists Use Computer Models to Reveal Quantum Effects in Biological Oxygen Transport: The team solved a long-standing question by explaining why oxygen – and not deadly carbon monoxide – preferably binds to the proteins that transport it around the bod

July 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Physicists have created a unique combination of computer models, based on the theory of quantum mechanics, and applied them to a previously well characterised protein found in muscle to develop a new...
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New High Load Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Positioning System

July 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Precision Motion specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new 6-axis positioning system with 1000lbs load capacity.
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Harris & Harris Group Invests in UberSeq, Inc.

July 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its investment in UberSeq, Inc. Harris & Harris Group invested $500,0...
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Official: Iran Producing 4 High-Quality Nano Drugs

July 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Iran is now producing 4 nano drugs, mostly for cancer patients, which enjoy higher quality than the foreign products and at a lower cost, an official announced on Wednesday.
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Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis: Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") will issue a press release reporting its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after the market closes. The press relea...
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CIQUS researchers develop an extremely simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie (link is external) has recently published a work by CiQUS researchers (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in collaboration with IBM Research - Zuric...
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Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s Law: A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor rough...
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Flashes of light on the superconductor: Using light to modulate the properties of a copper-based superconductor

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres, including SISSA, used a technique based on applying short flashes of li...
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National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly recommends in a position paper issued today that Congress should fully support the Commercial Crew program in order to restore independent...
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3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform m...
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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Closes a $28.4 Million Financing

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its participation in portfolio company D-Wave Systems, Inc.'s $28.4 mi...
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Labs characterize carbon for batteries: Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists calculate materials’ potential for use as electrodes

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes.
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Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang's research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, car...
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Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's invento...
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Penn researchers successfully alleviate pulmonary inflammation with targeted drug delivery: Proof-of-concept study showed nanocarriers can aid drug delivery in mice

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. This complication...
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