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New biosensor microchip could speed up drug development, Stanford researchers say

April 19, 2011
A new biosensor microchip that could hold more than 100,000 magnetically sensitive nanosensors could speed up drug development markedly, Stanford researchers say. The nanosensors analyze how proteins bond – a critical step in drug development. The ultrasensitive sensors can simultaneously monitor thousands of times more proteins than existing technology, deliver results faster and assess the strength of the bonds.

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Parade Magazine Article Highlights Raman Gold Nanoparticles

June 24, 2010
CCNE-TR funded reseach using raman gold nanoparticles for the detection of colorectal cancer was featured in Parade Magazine.

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Stanford-led research team aims for rapid detection of radiation dose

January 26, 2010

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Drew Hall and Richard Gaster Won Inaugural IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition

June 24, 2009
Drew Hall and Richard Gaster, both members of Shan Wang's lab, have won the inaugural IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition for their magneto-nano handheld diagnostic devise "capable of diagnosing illness in remote corners of the globe".

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Ai Leen Koh Received First Prize in the James Clerk Maxwell Young Writers Prize Contest

March 17, 2008
The paper, Koh ALHu W, Wilson RJWang SXSinclair R. Preparation, Structural and Magnetic Characterization of Synthetic Anti-ferromagnetic (SAF) Nanoparticles. Philosophical Magazine 2008; 88 (36):4225-4241, has won the first prize in the James Clerk Maxwell Young Writers Prize Contest, organized by Philosophical Magazineand Philosophical Magazine Letters.

Congratulations, Ai Leen! 

ABC News: Health - Can Magnets Help Detect Cancer?

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Shan Wang elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Shan Wang, PhD, CCNE Project 1 Leader, Professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford School of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in recognition of his "contribution to magnetic materials and device." Wang's Group conducts cutting edge research in magnetic nanotechnology, magneto-nano sensors, integrated inductors, spintronics, and information storage. IEEE has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world.


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NCI Annual Site Visit

April 23, 2007
Over 75 visitors from a variety of universities, foundations, and industries attended annual CCNE-TR/NCI site visit which provides an opportunity for the NCI to review and experience CCNE-TR research and enables the scientists involved in the multiple cores of the CCNE-TR to convene in one meeting and share their scientific progress.

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January 5, 2006

Research in magneto-nano protein chips, led by Shan Wang, Ph.D., is featured in the November/December 2006 Monthly Feature of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.

Congratulations, Dr. Wang!