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Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Leads World’s First Adult Stem Cell Study Using Patient’s Own Fat Tissue

In Health on July 31, 2007 at 1:44 pm

more here ocal heart patient gives her account of taking part in stem cell research i could not find it in montgomerynews but its here and a patient account

New molecular switch for genes

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Researchers have created a molecular switch that can reversibly turn any mammalian gene on or off and control its level of expression. The results, published this week in Cell, provide a new level of precision in studying genes involved in biological processes and diseases, the authors say.
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Copyright © 2007 Cell Press. All rights reserved.
Cell, Vol 130, 363-372, 27 July 2007
A Tunable Genetic Switch Based on RNAi and Repressor Proteins for Regulating Gene Expression in Mammalian Cells

Tara L. Deans,1 Charles R. Cantor,1 and James J. Collins1,
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On the Future of Warfare

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2007 at 4:11 am

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Nanotechnology creates fire resistant paint

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 4:00 am

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“Chalcogels”: New Aerogels For Water Decontamination, Hydrogen Purification

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2007 at 3:57 am

Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have created new aerogels that could cleanse contaminated water and potentially purify hydrogen for use in fuel cells.

’Responsible NanoCode’ for business to be developed

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:55 am

An initiative to develop a Responsible NanoCode’ for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal Society, Insight Investment, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network today.
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New joint venture for nanotechnology water and process treatments

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:45 am

(Nanowerk News) Nalco and Keystone Nano, a nanotechnology development company in State College, Pennsylvania, have formed a joint venture company, NanoSpecialties, LLC. The venture will conduct research and development of nanotechnology that allows for more precise application of various Nalco water and process treatments.
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Department of Defense awards $1.6 million for implantable biochip research

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:44 am

(Nanowerk News) The Department of Defense has awarded $1.6 million to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University for the development of an implantable biochip that could relay vital health information if a soldier is wounded in battle or a civilian is hurt in an accident.
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Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

In Health on July 31, 2007 at 3:42 am

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ApNano Materials Establishes Nano Armor Subsidiary to Produce Ultra-Strong Bullet-Proof Products

In nano on July 31, 2007 at 3:39 am

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2007 State of the Future

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2007 at 1:23 pm

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US scientists discover ‘energy microbe’

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2007 at 2:36 pm

The journal Science reports that scientists have found a microbe that converts light to energy, a process known as photosynthesis.

It has been discovered in the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, in the American north-west.

They say that studying the bacterium could help produce stocks of fossil fuels.
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original article here
Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum: An Aerobic Phototrophic Acidobacterium
Donald A. Bryant, Amaya M. Garcia Costas, Julia A. Maresca, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, Christian G. Klatt, Mary M. Bateson, Luke J. Tallon, Jessica Hostetler, William C. Nelson, John F. Heidelberg, and David M. Ward
Science 27 July 2007: 523-526.
A distinctive, oxygen-tolerant photosynthetic bacterium has been identified in a metagenomic study of hot-spring communities in Yellowstone National Park. see here

Panel downplays nanotechnology concerns

In nano on July 25, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Now, a federal task force concludes that products using nanoparticles don’t necessarily need SPECIAL labeling to alert consumers.
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NJIT Researchers Develop Inexpensive, Easy Process To Produce Solar Panels

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2007 at 1:34 am

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be painted or printed on flexible plastic sheets. “The process is simple,” said lead researcher and author Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and acting chair of NJIT’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. “Someday homeowners will even be able to print sheets of these solar cells with inexpensive home-based inkjet printers. Consumers can then slap the finished product on a wall, roof or billboard to create their own power stations.”
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NanoMission :: Learning Nanotechnology through Games

In nano on July 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm

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In nano on July 22, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies are enabling technologies, more and more pervasive
in potentially all technological fields and expected to bring substantial benefits across
many sectors, such as chemistry, material sciences, health and energy just to name a few.
Industry and research are increasingly using them and some nano-products are already
being mass-produced.
Knowledge gaps remain concerning the exposure risks associated with nanomaterials
and nanotechnologies. Considered as the next strategic technology, confidence in its
safety and consequently public acceptance are preconditions for the application and
commercialisation of nanotechnology-based products. The development and use of
nanotechnologies should not be unbalanced or left to chance.
Research has a key role to play in this context. On the one hand it develops new
technologies for application in industry and throughout society and on the other hand it
investigates the potential risks and establishes the appropriate measures to take.
In order to promote safe and responsible nanotechnology research and pave the way to
its safe and responsible application and use, the European Commission is planning to
adopt a voluntary Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
Research (“the Code of Conduct”). This Code of Conduct would take the form of a
European Commission Recommendation and would invite the Member States, industry,
universities, funding organisations, researchers and other interested parties to follow its
principles. The Commission itself would follow these principles in its own action under
the Community research policy.
This consultation aims to provide input to the drafting of the Code of Conduct.
Contributions are expected from a broad cross-section of European society, including
the scientific community, industry, civil society, policy-makers, media and the general
The consultation process will be open from Thursday 19 July 2007 up to 21 September
2007. See the consultation form on SINAPSE:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/pdf/nano-consultation_en.pdf”>more here

New report on end-of-life regulation of nanotechnology

In nano on July 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm

from Nanowerk more here

Nanotechnology used in additive to keep PLA clear

In nano on July 22, 2007 at 3:54 pm

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NCST: FDA 510(k) Clearance for Nanocrystalline Silver Antimicrobial Cream

In Health, nano on July 22, 2007 at 12:52 am

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Golden bullet cancer killer

In Health, nano on July 22, 2007 at 12:50 am

another story about nanospheres