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CERIC offers a free, multidisciplinary open access service for users selected on quality by international competition, offering complementary analytical and modification techniques for nano-level science and technology.

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CERIC is an innovation ecosystem for industry, offering services and technologies, technical and scientific knowledge and skills, and strong industry expertise, with a strategic outlook in nanotech.

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CERIC is a trading post for Research, Education and Industry, driving innovation in Europe, and responding to multiple challenges by attracting the best capabilities at world level.

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🫁Asbestos fibers can cause serious damages.
🧬But how do they cross the cell membrane, interfering with #DNA?

👩‍🔬Researchers from @UniTrieste , including our former PhD fellow Martina Zangari, investigated this process on 𝘟𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘴 🐸 oocytes:

🦑 Squids have skin cells that contain a high refractive index material, the reflectin protein. These biomaterial-based structures can be very useful to develop novel optical #materials.

Check out how scientists mapped and characterised them:

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CERIC-ERIC is a multidisciplinary Research Infrastructure open for basic and applied users in the fields of Materials, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. With a single entry point to excellent facilities in Central and Eastern Europe, it allows structural investigation, analysis and synthesis of materials, using photon, electron, neutron and ion based techniques. It enables the delivery of innovative solutions to societal challenges in the fields of energy, health, food, cultural heritage and more.

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CERIC-ERIC, the superlaboratory open for scientists all over the world


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Nano-analytics for Pharmaceutics: interview with Aden Hodzic

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