Treating infectious disease with the help of antimicrobial peptides

Against the backdrop of increasing antibiotic resistance, the FORMAMP project has trialled nanotechnology-based delivery systems and antimicrobial peptides , to deliver new tools in the fight against infectious diseases. It has been calculated that increased microbial resistance is responsible for an estimated 25 000 deaths per year, costing EUR 1.5 billion, across the EU.

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Loss of Alain Kaloyeros has stalled nanotech growth in Albany, authors of report say – Albany Business Review

Albany Business ReviewLoss of Alain Kaloyeros has stalled nanotech growth in Albany, authors of report sayAlbany Business ReviewOver the past two decades, Kaloyeros founded and built the $20 billion-plus SUNY Poly campus in Albany, using his vision to drive the growth of the nanotechnology industry. His leadership was critical to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development …

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Viscosity of suspensions: It all comes down to roughness

Researchers have explained how the surface characteristics of microspheres affect rapid increases in the viscosity of suspensions, thus laying the groundwork for applications such as smoothly flowing cement.

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Novel reaction could spark alternate approach to ammonia production

The search for a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly method of ammonia production for fertilizer has led to the discovery of a new type of catalytic reaction.

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Nanodiamond turns into controllable light source

A research group from ITMO University first time in the world developed a controlled light source based on nanodiamond. Experiments have shown that diamond shell doubles the emission speed light sources and helps to control them without any additional nano- and microstructures.

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Ultrafast laser pulse created by golden nanoparticles

The creation of a fast, tunable and stable nanoparticle-array laser is a stepping stone to affordable and efficient sensing and switching. New study shows that organic dye material combined with metallic nanostructures can provide ultrafast lasing dynamics with short and rapidly appearing laser pulses.

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Tuskegee researchers use nanotech to feed plants – BlackEngineer.com

Tuskegee researchers use nanotech to feed plantsBlackEngineer.comTuskegee's George Washington Carver left quite a legacy for farming systems and crop cultivation. Now, scientists and engineers at the Alabama university have developed a greener, plant-based fertilizing system. Dr. Michael L. Curry and chemistry …

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Facebook reportedly fires employee accused of stalking women using company resources – CNET

Allegations about the behavior of a Facebook security engineer surfaced on Sunday. The company told NBC on Tuesday that the employee had been let go.

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Vivo’s X21 with underscreen fingerprint sensor gets global launch – CNET

China’s iPhone X lookalike is headed to Singapore before it rolls out to the rest of the world.

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Nokia to sell Withings health division back to original founder – CNET

Nokia bought the company two years ago, but is now moving away from making consumer products to focus on become a licensing company.

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