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2010-05-13 09:55:09

A tiny silicon chip that works a bit like a nose may one day detect dangerous airborne chemicals and alert emergency responders through the cell phone network. If embedded in many cell phones, its developers say, the new type of sensor could map the location and extent of hazards like gas leaks or the deliberate release of a toxin. "Cell phones are everywhere people are," said Michael Sailor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego who heads the...

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2010-01-04 14:14:05

A team of researchers in California and Massachusetts has developed a "cocktail" of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors. "This study represents the first example of the benefits of employing a cooperative nanosystem to fight cancer," said Michael Sailor, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego and the primary author of a paper describing the results, which is...

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2009-10-07 09:55:58

California senior describes how she developed a mobile, autonomous robot, spending time in the lab of an NSF-supported researcher, and she shares what it was like to win at the state science fair competition "Wow! You made THAT with Legos®!" exclaimed the children who crowded around my robot on Public Day at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2009. On display was my mobile, autonomous robot that will search a room--and if it moves over a chemical...

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2009-05-03 08:43:31

Nanoparticle test in mice could pave the way for human uses The first biodegradable fluorescent nanoparticle to safely image tumors and organs in live mice could be used for cancer detection and treatment in humans. Chemistry professor Michael Sailor and a team including National Science Foundation supported researchers at the University of California, San Diego, report developing the first nanoscale "quantum dot" particle that glows brightly enough to allow physicians to examine internal...


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  • A bat.
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