Archive: 27/05/2008

How buckyballs hurt cells

A new study into the potential health hazards of the revolutionary nano-sized particles known as ‘buckyballs’ predicts that the molecules are easily absorbed into animal cells, providing a possible explanation for how ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Scientists create new nanotube structures

Thanks to the rising trend toward miniaturization, carbon nanotubes – which are about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair and possess several unique and very useful properties – have become the choice candidates for ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Battling bird flu by the numbers

A pair of Los Alamos National Laboratory theorists have developed a mathematical tool that could help health experts and crisis managers determine in real time whether an emerging infectious disease such as avian influenza ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Mathematics
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