Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: June 4, 2008
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Scientists from Seattle, Pasadena, and Brisbane have developed and commercialized a nanotech barcode that could revolutionize medical diagnostics by providing a very sensitive method of counting individual messenger RNA molecules to determine what genes are being expressed in particular cells…
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Nanotech materials useful for a wide variety of applications may result from the discovery that adding very small amounts of graphene to polymers greatly increases the desirable properties of the polymers, and does so more cheaply than similar nanocomposites using functionalized single-wall nanotubes…
Current nanotech capabilities have been incorporated into a proposed architecture for medical nanorobots to control epidemic diseases. Roland Piquepaille describes the recently published design architecture…
Gold nanoparticles of varying size have been a tool for building nanostructures since the early days of nanotech, but Chinese scientists have recently built an atomically precise structure directed by bonds between gold atoms—a crown of 36 gold atoms coordinating surrounding organic molecules…
Korean scientists have developed a nanotech method of producing filament-shaped artificial viruses that, in preliminary experiments, show promise in delivering genetic materials and other molecules into cultured human cells…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
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