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Many Common Household Products Contain DNA-Damaging Nanoparticles: Study
2014-04-11 07:48:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some nanoparticles commonly added to thousands of consumer products can significantly damage DNA, according to a new study by researchers at MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). These products, which include cosmetics, sunscreens, clothing and other common items, contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to, among other things, improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life. But the current study...

2014-04-10 08:23:09

SAN MARCOS, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) announced today shipping size-optimized metallic oxide particles to a major Asian electronics conglomerate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121120/DA16554LOGO QMC believes that this initial shipment will meet or exceed all the intended design goals and anticipates receiving favorable materials assessment for project advancement. For this project, and other current engagements with...

2014-04-08 08:32:22

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6zvj74/nanobiotechnology) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6zvj74/nanobiotechnology ] to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of...

2014-04-04 12:35:32

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue. There are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled", said Professor Erik Renström. The point of the new technique is that it is...

nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar...

carbon nanofibers using ambient air
2014-03-26 03:00:35

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. VACNFs hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries and other technologies. Conventional techniques for creating VACNFs rely on the use of ammonia gas, which is toxic. And while ammonia gas is not expensive,...

Bacterial Biofilms Used To Create Lifelike Materials
2014-03-24 04:29:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By drawing inspiration from the way in which minerals, living cells and other substances combine to form bone, a team of MIT engineers have created a type of “living material” out of bacterial cells, according to research appearing in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Materials. Lead author Allen Chen, an MIT-Harvard MD-PhD student, and his colleagues coaxed those cells to produce biofilms capable of incorporating...

Nanoscale Optical Switch Invented
2014-03-14 15:31:09

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new optical device can turn on and off trillions of times per second. It consists of individual switches that are only one five-hundredth the width of a human hair (200 nanometers) in diameter. This size is much smaller than the current generation...

2014-03-10 16:32:02

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Top Technologies in Health and Wellness This research service provides a list of key technology trends in health and wellness that are likely to have an impact in the year 2013 until 2017. The slides provide a brief snapshot of the technology, the key benefits or strengths, trends and initiatives, key stakeholders and their solutions, applications, enabling technologies, insights and...

2014-03-03 15:25:51

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells and release their cargo when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength. The research findings by UCLA's Jeffrey Zink, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Fuyu Tamanoi, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, and their colleagues were...


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