Tag: "nano" at biology news
Four Max Planck Partner Groups starting in India
...opic "Electronic structures of low dimensional and nano
systems" at the Inter University Consortium for Scientific Research in Indore. Within the area of electronic structures of low dimensional systems Dr. Barman will work closely together with Professor Dr. Karsten Horn, Director of the Department for M...
Bridging gaps to save lives: UH hosts nanotechnology conference
...ers involved in life science investigations at the nano
level and to understand the current NASA Roadmap for exploration focused on research in the area of autonomous health care, the workshop offers a unique opportunity to discuss mission-based NASA life sciences research with the regional researchers wh...
NJIT chemists modify carbon nanotubes using microwaves
... were only discovered in 1991, are molecular-scale nano
materials made from carbon atoms connected single-file in a tube. The tubes are closed at either end by hemispherical structures and typically exhibit lengths ranging from tens of micrometers to a few millimeters. "We understand ourselves to be th...
Nanotechnology's progress and challenges addressed during ACS meeting
...ano-enabled solar cells, flexible electronics, and nano
chips for drug discovery research. Along the way, ... same time, the tools of green chemistry can guide nano
developments. A University of Oregon chemist, who last year received a patent for a greener method...
Unweaving amyloid fibers to solve prion puzzles
...ually robust, which also makes them attractive for nano
devices. The advantage of the yeast protein is that it is not toxic, even for yeast....
EURYI award 2005
...cs and in molecular electronics, which is based on nano
test tubes. Gornyi will set up his independent junior research group at the Institute for Theory of Condensed Matter at the University of Karlsruhe. Lucas L. Pelkmans, a Dutch cell biologist, studies the underlying mechanisms of endocytosis, the proc...
Vo-Dinh sees new journal advancing nano-bio field
...Topics include visualizing nature at work from the nano
to macro scale, potential nanotechnology treatments for localized articular cartilage defects and an optical nanotool to study protein organization at the cell membrane. In the journal's introduction, Vo-Dinh, Thomas Laurell, associate editor for Eur...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2005
...ls Theory Institute. The close collaboration among nano
theorists and computational scientists is indicative of the role theory, modeling and simulation will play in the development of nanoscience. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399; email@example.com ] TRANSPORTATION -- Truck of the future . . . R...
Innovative research set to push boundaries of cancer care
...opportunistic bacteria, vaccines, electric pulses, nano
buckeyballs, and designer agents that enter the brain are being featured in a "Novel Approaches" press conference at the Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics International Conference. The November 14-18 meeting is being sponsored by the American...
Nano springs eternal; Protozoan 'engine' posts nano records
... Leeuwenhoek who first described the workings of a nano
machine. He observed the rapid contraction of a st...cella would set records for speed and power in the nano
world of cellular engines. It might also power future generations of nano
devices and materials, acc...
Nanoparticles create biocompatible capsules
... study of drug behavior. "A drug contained in this nano
environment is like a fish swimming inside a bowl," Granick said. "We can study the 'fish' in detail, and it won't swim away."...
First clinical trial of gene therapy for muscular dystrophy now under way
...ing a miniaturized replacement dystrophin gene and nano
delivery technology called biological nanoparticles. Developed from a virus known as adeno-associated virus (AAV), the nanoparticles are engineered specifically to target and carry the "minidystrophin" gene to muscle cells. The therapy was made possi...
World's tiniest test tubes get teensiest corks
...s have found a way to "cork" infinitesimally small nano
test tubes. The goal is a better way to deliver dr...tic contents in the right place. "After making the nano
test tubes, we saw the potential for them to be used for drug delivery vehicles, but because they ar...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006
... nontoxic coatings - First test results on a new nano
electric generator - Red wine and white wine may b...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First test results on a new nano
electric generator Nano Letters Researchers report the first detailed results of electric power g...
Particle size matters to bacteria ability to immobilize heavy metals
... (PNNL), are looking at how the size of iron oxide nano
particles influences the bacteria's ability to bre... researchers are looking at microbial reduction of nano
hematite, which Bose synthesized in the lab and characterized. "Nano particles of iron oxides are...
Ferns provide model for tiny motors powered by evaporation
...that could provide a method for powering micro and nano
devices with just water or heat. "We've shown that this idea works," said Michel Maharbiz, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science and principal investigator in the group that built the device. "If you build these things t...
Gateway to Nanoscience: The convergence of disciplines
...is context many issues will be addressed: How can nano
scale research improve the quality of life? Will future energy problems be powered on nano-scale? How will converging nanosciences transform information society? And finally how can we better structure the research community to answer these questions...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 15, 2006
...als range from holding nanoparticles to serving as nano
inkwells for a technology termed "dip pen nanolithography." The new method of producing the tiny cups involves blasting melts (viscous solutions) with a laser beam in a vacuum to produce droplets of molten metal that form into cuplike structures. ...
Nanotech safety needs specific government risk research strategy and funding
... During his presentation Maynard mixed a powdered nano
calcium and magnesium dietary supplement into a glass of water to help illustrate key risk research questions the federal government needs to tackle: what effect do airborne nanoparticles have on the lungs, do nanoparticles penetrate the skin, what h...
Nanotech leaders explore paths from research lab to marketplace
...ther devices, nanoelectronics system architecture, nano
optics and lasers, non-silicon materials and devices, and quantum effects in devices. "Breakthroughs in nanotechnology will revolutionize products across the scientific and commercial spectrum, creating significant opportunities for innovative entr...