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Successful tests of plastic antibodies used to treat living animals

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 June 2010

plastic-antibodiesScientists reported the first evidence that a plastic antibody works in the bloodstream of a living animal, opening up the possibility of plastic antibodies (synthetic polymer nanoparticles) being custom tailored to fight everything from viruses and bacteria to the proteins that cause allergic reactions that to plant pollen, house dust, certain foods, poison ivy, bee… »

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WANDA robot – a new approach to nanocrystal manufacture

By Damir Beciri
27 April 2010

vanda-robot-produces-custom-colloidal-nanocrystalsBerkeley Lab scientists have made a nanocrystal-making robot, capable of producing nanocrystals with amazing precision. This robot, named WANDA (Workstation for Automated Nanomaterial Discovery and Analysis), provides colloidal nanocrystals with custom-made properties for electronics, biological labeling and luminescent devices. Since it is controlled by software protocols, it simplifies the process to novice users without extensive… »

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Hydrogel lenses could alert the diabetics to eat or take insulin

By Damir Beciri
One Comment24 December 2009

hydrogel-lenses-could-help-diabeticsDiabetics are encountering the unenviable task of checking their blood sugar levels constantly, usually through a repeated ritual of pin-pricks and blood drawing. But a new non-invasive technology developed by a biochemical engineer at the University of Western Ontario lets diabetics check on their glucose levels with contact lenses that change colors as their blood… »


Superhydrophilic wool fabrics join the club of smart materials

By Damir Beciri
23 December 2009

fabricating-superhydrophilic-wool-fabrics-1There is a large focus dedicated to the new material development. The new meta-materials enhance the properties of existing materials. Scientists in China are reporting an advance that may improve the natural wonders of wool, which is already regarded as the “wonder fabric” for its lightness, softness, warmth even when wet, and other qualities. They… »