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Disease-detecting breathalyzers use gas-sensing electrospun oxide nanofibers

By Eileen De Guire / May 11, 2012

Perena Gouma, a professor at SUNY Stony Brook, uses electrospinning to synthesize ceramic nanowires that can detect disease markers like ammonia and acetone. Credit: Science Nation; NSF. Chances are that you know a Type 1 diabetic who endures several finger pricks every day to monitor blood sugar levels. Maybe you know someone with asthma, or…

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Why R&D did well in the federal FY12 budget and looking ahead to FY13

By Eileen De Guire / January 12, 2012

A general representation of how federal spending breaks down into categories. Credit: Congressional Budget Office. We’ve been following the FY12 budget process and its favorable outcome for the science R&D community. The Budget Control Act was signed into law last August and deficit reductions were required in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. The graphic…

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NSF’s first Innovation Corps awards announced

By Eileen De Guire / October 6, 2011

Credit: NSF We first told you about the NSF Innovation Corps initiative when it was unveiled by NSF director, Subra Suresh, in late July. The NSF has delivered on its promise to make the first round of awards by the close of FY 2011. The thrust of the initiative is to expedite the transition of…

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