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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals


September 13th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could be over ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully weigh single molecule


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said ... Read more...

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Sensor detects glucose in diabetics’ saliva, tears


August 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing."It's an inherently non-invasive ... Read more...

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Innovative method prints colours without inks


August 13th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 13 (IANS) An innovative method for creating sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dots per inch (dpi) does not need inks or dyes, thanks to metal-laced nano-sized structures.Conversely, ... Read more...

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Kids most exposed to harmful nanoparticles


February 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Children may be the most exposed to harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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Now, power your home with ’solar paint’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) New research led by an Indian origin professor in the US heralds the day when one can apply a coat of paint on the outside walls ... Read more...

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Exposed to sunlight, cotton fabric cleans itself


December 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists from China are developing a cotton fabric that can clean itself of stains and bugs when exposed to ordinary sunlight.Environmental researchers Mingce Long and Deyong ... Read more...

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Cutting edge battery to store solar, wind energy


November 27th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Scientists are developing a cutting edge, durable and extremely powerful rechargeable battery to store excess power generated by wind or solar energy.The breakthrough by Stanford University ... Read more...

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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Nanostructures lend cutting edge to antibiotics


April 4th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Arming antibiotic drugs with nanostructures would make them much more effective in targeting infected cells. These tiny particles would zoom in on infected cells but leave ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in nanocomposite for high-capacity hydrogen storage


March 14th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels since the 1970s due to its clean combustion.But to replace the gasoline as a fuel, hydrogen ... Read more...

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Gene to sabotage breast cancer cells


February 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A designer gene delivered directly into breast cancer cells causes these to self-destruct -- thanks to a scientist's pioneering work. Helen McCarthy from Queen's School of Pharmacy, Belfast ... Read more...

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Scientists find clues to mystery of preterm delivery


February 11th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that excessive formation of calcium crystal deposits in the amniotic fluid may be a reason why some pregnant women suffer preterm premature rupture of the ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise against brain cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists have successfully destroyed tumours of human brain cancer cells in the first animal tests of a minimally invasive treatment that zaps glioma tumours with heat.Rice University bioengineers ... Read more...

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How CO2 can be used to impregnate plastics


January 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Despite being the main contributor to global warming, carbon dioxide really does have some beneficial features.Scientists are impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that may lead ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses can burn cancer cells


December 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Cancer can be 'burned up' with a new technique that uses magnetic pulses to heat tumour cells until they die. Scientists have found they can surround cancer ... Read more...

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Cancer cells can be ‘burned up’ using magnetic pulses


December 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique known as hyperthermia therapy, which they hope will allow them to target cancer cells in the body and kill them without harming ... Read more...

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Solar cells could be used to treat cancer effectively, say scientists


November 17th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists are coming up new solar cell-powered cancer therapies that could make treatment faster, less painful and more effective.The new solar cells are similar to the black ... Read more...

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Food processors can go natural: Scientists


November 14th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that extracts from natural sources such as green tea, grape seed and bacteriocins such as nisin could be alternatives for food processors instead of chemicals ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could help smuggle drugs into the gut


November 5th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Nanotechnology can be used to deliver drugs to intestinal target, according to a new study.There are several drugs that would have more beneficial therapeutic effects if they could ... Read more...

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Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours


October 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours.The new method does not mask odours like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them ... Read more...

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Willy Wonka-style chewing gum may soon be a reality


October 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A UK scientist says he's on the brink of creating a Willy Wonka-style chewing gum that changes flavours as you chew.In the book 'Charlie And The Chocolate ... Read more...

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Triple flavoured sticks of chewing gum in offing


October 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers may have cracked the secret behind creating a sweet that replicates the taste of three food items in a chewing gum stick.Food scientist Dave Hart at the ... Read more...

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Bacteria can make gold nuggets


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, Aussie researchers have found that bacterial biofilms can go on to create gold nuggets-a feta that could help prospectors use biosensors ... Read more...

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‘Deathstalker’ scorpion venom could improve anti-brain cancer gene therapy


August 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that an ingredient in the venom of the 'deathstalker' scorpion could help gene therapy become an effective treatment for brain cancer.The substance allows therapeutic genes ... Read more...

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Nanoparticle ’smart bomb’ formed by bee venom may harbour cancer cure


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A toxic protein in bee venom, when altered, significantly improves the effectiveness liposome-encapsulated drugs or dyes, such as those already used to treat or diagnose cancer, according to ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new method to heat water in ‘nano bathtubs’


July 31st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists at the US Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs" ... Read more...

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Soon, vaccinations at the speed of light - courtesy lasers


July 30th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): It may soon be possible to deliver drugs and vaccines into the body at the speed of light - thanks to scientists from Georgia Tech, who can now ... Read more...

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Boffins use nanoparticles as destructive beacons to destroy tumours


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer - by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in English ivy ‘key to making sunscreen safer, more effective’


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Inspired by English ivy's amazing clinging power, a researcher has discovered that the tiny particles secreted from ivy rootlets could hold the key to making sunscreen safer and ... Read more...

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Understanding critical nucleus in haze formation


June 17th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new research by a Texan professor could pave the way for better understanding of aerosol formation, or haze - which represents a major environmental problem.Atmospheric aerosols - ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

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