Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: March 5, 2008
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A new type of electron microscope allows nanotech researchers to look at the nanostructures they produce and identify individual atoms and how they are bonded to other atoms. From a Cornell University press release…
A properly sized nanoparticle linked to a peptide that binds specifically to cartilage proved an effective drug delivery method when injected into the knees of mice. One of the most promising applications of near term nanotech is the ability to combine different chemical and biological functions to delivery drugs to the right places. Pete Mansell writes of another example at in-Pharma Technologist.com…
Researchers at IBM are developing DNA nanotechnology to assemble nanoelectronic components into arrays in a bid to replace current lithographic methods of making computer chips…
By combining the features of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and an atomic force microscope (AFM)—two of the most useful nanotech tools—in a single instrument, IBM scientists have measured the forces necessary to move single cobalt atoms and single carbon monoxide molecules across metal surfaces…
All this week, NanoBusiness Vice President Aatish Salvi debates nanotechnology with the Center for Technology Assessment's George Kimbrell over at the LA Times online. An excerpt from the former…
In "Nanotech Puts Cancer In The Cross Hairs" at Forbes.com, Josh Wolfe describes the approaches of a number of companies developing nanotechnology-based treatments for cancer. Although only a snapshot of an area of intense activity, this overview highlights a number of the important issues…
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