A Colorado State University mechanical engineering professor is in the first year of a new study to determine whether nanotubes on titanium implants can deliver chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics directly to skeletal implants, limiting the spread of drugs throughout the body and reducing side effects on patients.
In what way will nanotechnology affect social life, the working and consumer environment, and our welfare systems? And to what extent are we prepared to accept such changes? Prominent experts will be discussing these issues at the SIZE MATTERS 2009 conference on June 17-18, 2009 from the perspective of the natural sciences, medicine, philosophy, theology and law.
As well as their application in research, medical diagnosis and treatment, aptamers are also interesting as a basis for biosensors for use in environmental analysis because their characteristics enable them to identify and bind target molecules as surely as a key fits a lock.
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will participate as an exhibitor at the NSTI Nanotech 2009 Conference and Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from 3-7 May 2009 at Booth 630.
Invest in Photonics, the photonics partnering event held in Bordeaux in December 2008, attracted over 100 of the world?s leading photonics specialists and presented 16 projects representing a total potential investment of ?100 million.
At the sixth edaWorkshop in Dresden experts from research establishments and industry in Europe will gather to exchange ideas on micro- and nanoelectronic solutions for new requirements e.g. pertaining to electric cars and other applications.
In 2007 and 2008 two groups of theoretical physicists predicted the existence of universal four-body states that are closely tied to Efimov trimer states. Now, a team of scientists of the Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, has proven these states experimentally in an ultracold gas of cesium atoms.
In a perspectives piece in tomorrow's edition of the journal Science, two scientists discuss this brave new world of scientific research and its implications for the way science is conducted. They see this all as a promising trend, but caution that researchers need to consider what tasks are best suited for automation and which should be left to the human mind.
The Belgian nanoelectronics research institute IMEC starts with the expansion of its research labs with 2,800 square meters including the extension of its state-of-the-art clean room at its Leuven campus.