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December 8th, 2009

Egypt: Nanotechnology comes to AUC

Abstract:
Scientists at The American University in Cairo (AUC) are currently engaged in what the university called "ground-breaking research" in nanoscience and technology-oriented fields that are expected to change the way the world lives in the near future. Through the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center (YJSTRC) at the university, using state-of-the-art equipment in the physical sciences, engineering, nanotechnology and bionanotechnology, AUC is conducting cutting-edge research in these fields.

In a press statement, AUC said the new research includes "the development of novel diagnostic tests for sensitive detection of the hepatitis C virus; detection of cancer biomarkers, as well as creating a new generation of nanodevices that include smart bricks with tiny sensors, which can analyze building safety and warn of fires and earthquakes."

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