HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Nanotechnology's progress and challenges addressed during ACS meeting

EACH PAPER EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL DATE AND TIME OF PRESENTATION UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE

SAN DIEGO From promising diagnostic tests to tomorrow's electronics, nanotechnology the science and technology of the ultra-small is getting bigger all the time. More than 60 presentations, in symposia ranging from medicine to the environment to business, highlight nanotechnology's progress and challenges during the 229th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in San Diego, March 13-17. Highlights from selected symposia and research presentations are highlighted below:

Monday, March 14

How do you name a nanomaterial?When the field of molecular genetics emerged, scientists often found themselves calling a new gene by different names. Nanotechnology researchers now face a similar challenge. What's more, this name game has regulatory importance: Today, the government evaluates and regulates the toxicity of a named chemical entity without considering different-sized versions of it. But nanoparticles bear unique electronic and mechanical features. Now, to clear up these concerns and more, a researcher at Rice University is leading the call to build a nomenclature for nanotechnology. (IEC 116, Monday, March 14, 4:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Room Ford A, during the symposium "Nanotechnology and the Environment.")

Growing the business of nanotechnology Since nanotechnology emerged, dozens of businesses in California have launched big dreams for tiny tools. Illustrating this boom is Nanosys, launched in 2002 in Palo Alto, Calif. Nanosys has built early versions of nano-enabled solar cells, flexible electronics, and nano chips for drug discovery research. Along the way, the company has formed strategic relationships with industry giants such as Intel, Dupont, In-Q-Tel, SAIC, Sharp, and Matsushita. T
'"/>


17-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Nanotechnologys past, present and future: A Congressional perspective
2. Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
3. ACMG recognizes progress made in newborn screening
4. Neuroblastoma expert reviews progress and challenges in fighting difficult pediatric cancer
5. Scripps research scientists show protein accelerates breast cancer progression in animal models
6. Inflammation is at the origin and progression of diseases such as diabetes or cancer
7. Los Alamos National Laboratory making progress in Groundwater Protection Program
8. Crucial progress in understanding Fragile X mental retardation protein
9. Yin and yang -- Balance could play key role in progression of Alzheimers disease
10. Cancer scientists create human leukemia process to map how disease begins, progresses
11. Treatment-induced growth factor causes cancer progression

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... German . Our ... provide us with a continuous stream of information about our ... still in a car the world glides by us ... without effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this "optic flow". ... steady gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists from ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... German . If ... of him, he can expect his premises to be trashed. ... the consequences is enough to make restaurant owners pay up. ... their eggs in other birds, nests. If the host birds ... revenge by destroying the entire nest. Consequently, it is beneficial ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... painted a stark warning on the possible effects of ... effect 32 times that of carbon dioxide. Now a ... act as fully regenerable electron acceptors which helps explain ... instead of being released to the atmosphere. However, there ... may enter into a vicious cycle to release large ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 2How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 3How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 4Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... AudioNotch is the internet's leading provider ... treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy that ... period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. , ... Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is pleased ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to ... events in the United States and ... Cox , JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, ... 3D after more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 iLab Solutions, the leader ... the new Director of Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle ... iLab sub-teams to guide in the development of iLab products. ... the maximum possible benefit to the scientific community by offering ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 13, 2014 Bob Hainsey, a semiconductor ... 20 years in the industry, has joined SPIE, ... will serve as the society’s Science and Technology Strategist. ... SPIE as our Technology Strategist, further strengthening the technical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
Cached News: