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Janus Capsules Easily And Affordably Produced For First Time
2014-06-27 13:12:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Representing both beginnings and endings, the Roman god Janus is signified by a figure that is a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions. This myth of duality caused ancient Romans to worship at the altar of Janus when seeds were planted and later when it was time to harvest. As the god of gates and doors, Janus was also revered as a sign of transition between primitive life and civilization, country living and city...

2014-06-24 16:21:47

MCLEAN, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to Japanese researchers. The researchers used a new approach that they developed for their study of how much dirt and associated metals adheres to children's hands. They found that lead, chromium, zinc and other heavy metals adhere more to smaller soil particles than to the larger...

2014-06-18 23:13:01

PeptiMed, a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel mechanisms of drug delivery, is pleased to announce the allowance of its claims for a targeted elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) nanoparticle for delivery of nucleotide therapeutic agents. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 PeptiMed announced today that it was awarded United States patent No. 8,680,045, entitled, “Compositions of a peptide targeting system for treating cancer.” The invention describes a protein nanoparticle...

2014-06-18 23:03:00

New research report “Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Market & Clinical Pipeline Insight” worked out by Kuick Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Drug delivery technologies presently occupy a considerable position in the world pharmaceutical industry. It has gained such importance that the mode of drugs delivery has come to define the marketability and efficiency of those drugs. At present, the overall pharmaceutical industry is witnessing...

2014-06-18 12:35:26

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/drug_delivery/global_nanotechnology_drug_delivery_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery in US$ Million. The Global Market is further analyzed by the following Drug Delivery Technologies: Nanocrystals, and Nanocarriers. The report provides...

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
2014-06-12 14:37:12

Michael Baum, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the measure of how dense they will get under normal conditions, and it’s a value that seems to be constant for similar aggregates across an impressively wide size range from nanometers to tens of meters.*...

2014-06-09 14:18:52

University of California - Santa Barbara A new platform developed at UCSB increases the efficiency of drug delivery and allows excess particles to be washed away Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique — and important — properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells. What's more, the shell is etchable so those nanoparticles that don't hit...

2014-05-23 23:02:49

Particle Measuring Systems announces release of the world’s most sensitive liquid optical particle counter. Ultra DI-20 provides real-time continuous monitoring of yield impacting particles at or below International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) critical particle sizes. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Particle Measuring Systems announces the release of Ultra DI-20, its latest product for ultra-pure water quality assurance in Semiconductor and related industries....

2014-05-22 10:47:01

The Institute for Genomic Biology When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its head—or rather, they turned it inside out.  The new compound they designed in collaboration with Roger Adams Professor of Chemistry Steven C. Zimmerman is not only more effective, but also self-assembling. Kong is a member of the...

Not Everything About Graphene Is Good
2014-04-30 03:12:00

Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Material that could change electronics industry is shown to be very mobile in water and likely to cause negative environmental impacts if spilled In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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