Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: September 18, 2008
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A nanotech approach that makes use of artificial protein-like molecules called "single-component block copolypeptides" produces stable double emulsion nanoparticles. Because these nanoparticles can simultaneously deliver water-soluble and water-insoluble drugs, they might offer an advantage in killing cancer cells that develop resistance to one drug…
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Nanotech contributions to the development of medical science now include devices that can decipher the chemical communications among individual cells. A new microfluidic device called a multi-trap nanophysiometer promises to be particularly useful in elucidating the communications among individual cells of the immune system, and perhaps eventually revealing what goes wrong during the immune system's response to cancer or AIDS…
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Some nanotech gold particles very effectively catalyze the oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide—useful for protecting firefighters and fuel cells from carbon monoxide poisoning. A very powerful electron microscope capable of resolving single gold atoms has revealed why some gold nanoparticles work and some don't—only bilayer clusters of 8-12 gold atoms work…
Nanostructures called artificial atoms, which are usually semiconductor quantum dots a few nanometers in diameter, constitute an important approach to quantum computing. However, characterizing the energy levels of artificial atoms is difficult. A new method called amplitude spectroscopy may facilitate a nanotech pathway to quantum computing by making it easier to characterize the energy levels of artificial atoms…
—Nanodot posts by James Lewis
November 15-16, 2008
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