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Rice Univ. researchers develop graphene hybrid

March 1, 2010
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Contact: David Ruth druth@rice.edu 713-348-6327 Rice University One-atom-thick sheet offers new microelectronic possibilities Rice University researchers have found a way to stitch graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into a two-dimensional quilt that offers new paths of exploration for materials scientists. T…


Researchers fishing for cancer cure discover active DHA derivatives

March 1, 2010
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Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that many types of childhood and adult cancers may be successfully treated with docosahexaenoic acid and its derivatives The next treatment for cancer might come…


Biology may not be so complex after all, Emory physicist finds

March 1, 2010
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Contact: Beverly Clark beverly.clark@emory.edu 404-712-8780 Emory University Biophysicist identifies parameters for biochemical networks, distills system behavior into simple equivalent dynamics Centuries ago, scientists began reducing the physics of the universe into a few, key laws described by a handful of parame…


Dr. Clarence Brown III on Orlando’s future as biotech hub

February 26, 2010
biotech

The sky is dotted with construction cranes that mark the location of the “medical city” at Lake Nona where $2billion …Click Here to Read More


What is Biomimicry?

February 25, 2010
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New developments in nanotechnology tackle the 2 biggest problems associated with chemotherapy

February 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Helen Paxton paxton@andromeda.rutgers.edu 973-353-5262 Rutgers University Side effects and drug resistance; additional research focuses on practical application of nanotechnology across a wide range of fields including homeland defense and the environment Huixin He, associate professor, nanoscale che…


New graphene ‘nanomesh’ could change the future of electronics

February 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Wileen Wong Kromhout wwkromhout@support.ucla.edu 310-206-0540 University of California – Los Angeles Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of a carbon lattice with a honeycomb structure, has great potential for use in radios, computers, phones and other electronic devices. But applications have been stymied because the semi-…


The mathematics behind a good night’s sleep

February 25, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco demarg@rpi.edu 518-495-5488 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, N.Y. – Why can’t I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally difficult …


Neutrons poised to play big role in future scientific advances

February 24, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Subatomic particles called neutrons are poised to play a big role in fighting HIV, slowing global warming, and improving manufacturing processes. The reason: They are the focus of a process called neutron scattering that provides unprecedented ways to study the …


Efficient identification of potential drug candidates

February 24, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Prof. Dieter Braun 49-892-180-2317 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Efficient identification of drug candidates The search for new therapeutic agents is time-consuming and expensive. Pharmaceutical companies may have to screen thousands of compounds for the ability to bind a target molecule before they hit upon a promising drug candidate. A group of B…