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'Trojan horse' treatment could beat brain tumors: A smart technology which involves smuggling gold nanoparticles into brain cancer cells has proven highly effective in lab-based tests

Nanotech-Now - August 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
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Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful? University of Michigan computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling

Nanotech-Now - August 17, 2014 - 7:45am
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, co...
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SouthWest NanoTechnologies Appoints Matteson-Ridolfi for U.S. Distribution of its SMW™ Specialty Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - August 15, 2014 - 7:45am
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotube materials for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has app...
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Chemical reaction yields "tapes" of porphin molecules: Flexible tapes from the nanoworld

Nanotech-Now - August 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could fin...
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New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

Nanotech-Now - August 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process.
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Triptolide nanogel treats liver cancer

Nanotechweb - August 14, 2014 - 8:17am
Coated version of naturally occurring antitumor compound appears to be more effective against hepatocellular carcinoma than conventional therapies.
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Polychiral CNTs make better solar cells

Nanotechweb - August 14, 2014 - 5:28am
New devices are nearly two times better at converting sunlight into power.
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Nanoparticles tackle cancer with heat and 'suicide genes'

Nanotechweb - August 13, 2014 - 9:16am
Magnetic nanoparticles hunt down cancerous tissue in the body and deliver "suicide genes" to destroy the cells.
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NSF Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program Webcast

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 13, 2014 - 7:53am
On August 18 and 19, 2014 the NSF will conduct a Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program.The workshop is a next step in NSF's preparation for developing a program to succeed the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN (http://nnin.org/)), after having received community input in response to a recent Dear Colleague Letter (DCL 14-068 (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14068/nsf14068.jsp?org=ENG)). To broaden engagement, portions of the Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program will be webcast. (The approximate webcast times shown below are Eastern Daylight Time.) The workshop will convene a panel of experts from academe, industry, and government to: develop a vision of how a future nanotechnology infrastructure support program could be structured, and determine the key needs for the broad user communities over the coming decade. The workshop is co-chaired by Dr. Thomas Theis (IBM Research, on assignment to the Semiconductor Research Corporation) and Dr. Mark Tuominen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). More details are in the workshop agenda (http://www.nsf.gov/attachments/132127/public/Workshop_Future_Nanotechnology_Infrastructure_Support_Program.pdf). Webcast: August 18, 2014 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and August 19, 2014 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Morning sessions of the workshop will be broadcast via WebEx; afternoon breakout sessions will not be broadcast. If you have never used WebEx before or if you want to test your computer's compatibility with WebEx, please go to http://www.webex.com/lp/jointest/ (http://www.webex.com/lp/jointest/), enter the session information and click "Join". Please feel free to contact WebEx Support if you are having trouble joining the test meeting.Session number: 643 345 106 Session password: This session does not require a password. ------------------------------------------------------- To join the session ------------------------------------------------------- 1. Go to https://src.webex.com/src/k2/j.php?MTID=tb5710cac7d8b81a0e0e5c436b48545bc (https://src.webex.com/src/k2/j.php?MTID=tb5710cac7d8b81a0e0e5c436b48545bc) 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Click "Join Now". 4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 5. To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the session.------------------------------------------------------- To join the session by phone only ------------------------------------------------------- Call the number below and enter the access code. Toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490 Access code: 643 345 106 Meeting TypeWebcast Contacts Allison Hilbert, 919-941-9433, Allison.Hilbert@src.org (mailto:Allison.Hilbert@src.org)Preferred Contact Method: Email NSF Related Organizations NSF-Wide Directorate for Engineering Core Attachments Workshop Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program (http://www.nsf.gov/attachments/132127/public/Workshop_Future_Nanotechnology_Infrastructure_Support_Program.pdf)Source: NSF (http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132127 WT.mc_id=USNSF_13 WT.mc_ev=click)

Arrowhead Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results and Provides Update on ARC-520

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 20...
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Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 15, 2014

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for its second quarter 2014, to update shareholders and analysts o...
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AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
AQUANOVA AG, leading Business-to-Business manufacturer of liquid colloidal formulations again gets awarded by the global business consultancy Frost & Sullivan. The company is given the Technology Lead...
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Focal blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Two, minimally invasive needle electrodes with 1 mm active length were spaced 4.0 mm apart and inserted into the right cerebral hemisphere 1.5 mm beneath the surface of the dura. A burst of 200, 500 n...
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Moore quantum materials: Recipe for serendipity - Moore Foundation grant will allow Rice physicist to explore quantum materials

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Thanks to a $1.5 million innovation award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan is embarking on a five-year quest to cook up a few unique compounds that...
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Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Title Interconnected carbon nanosheets derived from hemp for ultrafast supercapacitors with high energy Abstract We created unique interconnected partially graphitic carbon nanosheets (10-30...
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Silver Nanocoatings Better Choice for Packaging of Foodstuff

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced antibacterial nanocoating to increase the life and quality of foodstuff.
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Nanoparticles Help Production of Canals for Recovery of Nerves

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanotechnology and designed nerve-guiding canals which are appropriate for the recovery of damaged nerves.
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Iranians Find Novel Method for Processing Highly Pure Ceramic Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Dezful Branch of Islamic Azad University managed to produce ceramic nanocrystals through a simple and cheap method.
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Non-Enzyme Nanosensors Quickly Measure Blood Sugar

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology designed a new non-enzyme nanosensor that has applications in the measurement of blood glucose.
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Perovskites make bright LEDs of many colours

Nanotechweb - August 12, 2014 - 7:05am
Light-emitting devices could be ideal for colour displays and lighting, and in optical communication applications.
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