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April 30th, 2009
Ken Kingery
Science/Research Writer, University of Idaho

Scientists at the University of Idaho's Center for Advanced Microelectronics and Biomolecular Research (CAMBR) are using nanobiosensors capable of detecting MRSA - or any disease - in mere hours. In collaboration with the nanofacility at Cornell University, the team is zeroing in on nano-sized biosensors that use a signal detection molecule to detect molecules and proteins possessing any electrical charge, or no charge at all. Read the Whole Article

March 31st, 2009
Technology Seeds Reap Bumper "Crops" for Idaho
Ken Kingery
Science/Research Writer, University of Idaho

Idaho's chief export is not the versatile, starch-loaded spud America has come to identify with the state. It is high-tech scientific goods, which accounts for nearly seven times more sales than all agriculture products combined. It should come as no surprise that seeds planted in Idaho's nanotechnology labs long ago are now yielding an increasing amount of return for the state and entire nation. With applications that range from nuclear power to medical sciences, the University of Idaho is leading this nanotechnology charge.
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February 28th, 2009
Nanoscience vs. Nanotechnology: In Search of the Grant
Ken Kingery
Science/Research Writer, University of Idaho

Eric Aston, professor in the department of chemical engineering at the University of Idaho, explores the difference between nanoscience and nanotechnology and how that difference affects researchers and their funding agencies. Read the Whole Article

January 26th, 2009
Idaho's BANTech crosses discipline gaps
Ken Kingery
Science/Research Writer, University of Idaho

The initial buzz surrounding nanomaterials was their potential to for revolutionize technology. However, in the past few years there has been an explosion in the use of nanomaterials in biological applications. The logical solution to problems between material scientists and biological scientists is cohesive interdisciplinary research, where both sides of the scientific fence have training with nanomaterials, biological sciences and - most importantly - high-level communication skills across the disciplines. This is the premise behind the formation of the Biological Applications of Nanotechnology (BANTech) program at the University of Idaho. Read the Whole Article
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