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Nanotechnology Boosts War On Superbugs

In Health, Microbe, nano, Nanoscale on October 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

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Carbon Nanotubes Compromise the Functions of Certain Protozoa, Study Shows

In Microbe, nano, Nanoscale on June 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm

A new study by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, hints that carbon nanotubes may be toxic to microorganisms. When cultures of a certain key protozoan, a single-cell organism, were exposed to the nanotubes their ability to ingest and digest bacteria was hindered.

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Nano Vent-skin

In Energy, Microbe, nano, Nanoscale, Solar on June 12, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Nano Vent-skin tries to make existing objects greener with a skin made out of micro wind turbines.
Using nano-manufacturing with bioengineered organisms as a production method, NVS merges different kinds of micro organisms that work together to absorb and transform natural energy from the environment….

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Synthetic Copycat Of Living Cell Underway: Life, But Not As We Know It?

In Microbe on May 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

ScienceDaily (May 29, 2008) — Researchers at The University of
Nottingham have taken some important first steps to creating a
synthetic copycat of a living cell, a leading science journal reports.
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