Biophysicists have studied the structure of a nanofibrous scaffold, as well as its interaction with rat cardiac cells. The study revealed that cardiomyocytes - heart muscle cells - envelop nanofibers as they grow, while fibroblasts - connective tissue cells - tend to spread out on fibers forming several focal adhesion sites.
Physicists have managed to alter the flow of spin waves through a magnet, using only an electrical current. This is a huge step towards the spin transistor that is needed to construct spintronic devices.
The NTEC program encourages diverse, student-led teams to apply nanotechnology-based ideas to sustainability challenges in areas like public health, agriculture, clean water, and renewable energy. Winning teams receive seed funds to help develop their idea, as well as business development assistance and mentorship.