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Monash University Nano-Sized 'Trojan Horse' To Aid Nutrition

Researchers from Monash University have designed a nano-sized “trojan horse” particle to ensure healing antioxidants can be better absorbed by the human body. Dr Ken Ng and Dr Ian Larson from the University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have designed a nanoparticle, one thousandth the thickness of a human hair, that protects antioxidants from […]

Novel Drug Delivery Systems to Treat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Based on Carbon Nanotubes, University of Texas Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and

Written by AZoNanoAug 23 2008 Of the more than 1.5 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States, as many as 75 percent sustain a concussion, a brain injury that is classified as mild yet can lead to long-term or permanent impairments and disabilities. A consortium of physicians and […]

Microbatteries Could Power Tomorrow's Miniature Devices, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Written by AZoNanoAug 21 2008 Forget 9-volts, AAs, AAAs or D batteries: The energy for tomorrow’s miniature electronic devices could come from tiny microbatteries about half the size of a human cell and built with viruses. Tweezers hold the device used to test MIT’s new components for microbatteries (batteries themselves are invisible in this image). […]

New 'Nano-Positioners' May Have Atomic-Scale Precision, Purdue University Study

August 20, 2008 New ‘nano-positioners’ may have atomic-scale precision WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Engineers have created a tiny motorized positioning device that has twice the dexterity of similar devices being developed for applications that include biological sensors and more compact, powerful computer hard drives. The device, called a monolithic comb drive, might be used as […]

World's First Nanotechnology Park

Written by AZoNanoAug 20 2008 The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with Nanco to develop and manage the world’s first Nanotechnology Park which is expected to commence operations in November. Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field of applied science where matter is controlled at an atomic or molecular scale. Related […]

Stem Cell Test To Help Treat Bowel Cancer, and Study

EurekAlert — Stem cell scientists have developed a more accurate way of identifying aggressive forms of bowel cancer, which should eventually lead to better treatment and survival rates. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. The UK-led team, headed by scientists from Durham University and the North East England Stem Cell […]

Nansulate(R) Greentech Coatings by Industrial Nanotech Inc. into New Medical Equipment Specifications by

NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, today announced that the Company’s patented Nansulate GP thermal insulation and mold resistant coating has successfully completed trials and is now being incorporated into the specifications for a new medical equipment system by Edward Moore Designs. The deal was finalized by the…