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Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: June 11, 2008

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Top Nano News of the Week

Light-controlled nanotech brake for molecular machine

One goal of nanotechnology is to implement machine parts with atomically precise components. Adding to the list of mechanical components that have been demonstrated on the molecular scale, Taiwanese researchers have constructed a molecule in which exposure to light causes the molecule to change shape so that rotation of one part of the molecule with respect to another part can no longer occur…

In this issue:

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Nanotechnology demonstration of room-temperature graphene transistors

In yet another step toward making nanotech transistors from graphene nanoribbons, chemically-prepared graphene nanoribbons less than 10 nm wide were found to be uniformly semiconducting, room-temperature, field-effect transistors…

Kavli prize honors nanotechnology researchers

Two researchers were rewarded with the 2008 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for their pioneering discoveries of quantum dots and carbon nanotubes, two of the most exciting and promising nanotech materials…

Nanotechnology combines multiple molecules of drug to prevent HIV infection

A major advantage of nanotech drug delivery is that multiple drug molecules can be combined on one nanoparticle so that one nanoparticle binds more strongly to the drug target than would the isolated drug molecules. Attaching 12 molecules of an HIV drug to a 2.0 nm diameter gold nanoparticle enabled the drug to prevent HIV infection in cultured patient cells…

Artificial organelles: nanotechnology beyond simple drug delivery

The same nanotech approaches being explored to deliver drugs exactly to the cells where they are needed also provide a technology base that might lead to permanent enhancements of human metabolism…

—Nanodot posts by James Lewis

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November 15-16, 2008
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July 7-9, 2008
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Nanotech Northern Europe 2008
Europe's largest annual nanotechnology conference
September 23-25, 2008
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nanotech Northern Europe brings together the field's top scientists and leading international companies in order to advance the beneficial use of nanotechnology. The 2008 event concentrates around three application areas:

  • Sustainable solutions for energy and environment
  • Nanotechnology-enabled ICT (info & communication technologies)
  • Nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine

The program also features sessions on:

  • Global nanotechnology and business development
  • Safety and risk management
  • Tech transfer

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July 23, 2008
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Portland, Oregon
Christine Peterson will give a keynote on open source and nanotechnology.
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