Smart fluorescent molecular switches based on boron-based compounds

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Scientists have developed extremely stable molecular switches of high luminosity that self-assemble into 1D nanostructures and form gel-like materials. These molecular switches can be used in biomedic...

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In celebration of today’s World Day against Pancreatic Cancer: spotlighting VHIO-led discovery

by Vall d’Hebron

​As a notoriously ‘silent’ disease in terms of identifiable symptoms, pancreatic cancer generally manifests itself at late and advanced stages, with only 20% of patients as candidates for curati...

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Getting specific about nanomaterials

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

The JRC just released a report clarifying the key concepts and terms used in the European Commission's nanomaterial definition.

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New applications for encapsulated nanoparticles with promising properties

by Universidad del País Vasco

Semiconductor nanocrystals have been efficiently encapsulated into polymers and offer great stability in terms of their optical properties and fluorescence control

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Nanoporous graphene membranes as smart filters and sensors

by Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

'Science' publishes a new milestone in graphene research, as a result of a collaboration between CiQUS, 'Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia' (ICN2) and 'Donostia International Physics C...

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Lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy

by Universidad del País Vasco

The journal is taking a fresh look at the advances made in this system over the last 25 years, and has included a piece of work by the PharmaNanoGene group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Coun...

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IBEC: Training the next generation of advanced microscopy experts

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

An IBEC group has been awarded EU funding to coordinate a project that aims to train a new generation of researchers in the science and technology of Scanning Probe Microscopes.

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Subatomic silver clusters that self-assemble on cyclic peptide nanotubes

by Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

CiQUS researchers and the Institute of Technological Research of the USC described, for the first time the way small clusters of silver metal set weak interactions with other organic molecules. These ...

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PLAST4FUTURE enhances injection moulding production technology

by ICN2 Instituto Catalán de Nanociencia y Nanotecnología

This European Project, led by the Technical University of Denmark and with ICN2 as one of its partners through Dr. Nikos Kehagias and ICREA Prof. Dr. Clivia Sotomayor-Torres, developed a technology th...

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System created at ICN2 could add new functionalities to silicon chips

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Researchers at the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) have created the first integrated flexoelectric microelectromechanical system on silicon. This research, published in Nat...

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Nano in food and agriculture: regulations require collaboration to ensure safety

by European Commission - Joint Research Centre

An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporate...

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Una nueva nanomedicina contribuirá a la regeneración del tejido de las úlceras de pie diabético

by CSIC - Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Nueva nanomedicina que permite regenerar el tejido de las úlceras de pie diabético, de difícil cicatrización, lo que evita la habitual amputación de la extremidad

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