The Georgia Tech-led Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines has received an award of $16.1 million for five years as part of its renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The eight-institution research team plans to pursue development of a clinically viable gene correction technology for single-gene disorders and demonstrate the technology's efficacy with sickle cell disease.
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced the recognition of outstanding research contributions by 63 life scientists from 14 countries. The researchers are awarded the life-long honour of EMBO membership, joining almost 1500 of the world's leading molecular biologists.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to optimize the development of DNA self-assembling materials, which hold promise for technologies ranging from drug delivery to molecular sensors. The key to the advance is the discovery of the 'Goldilocks' length for DNA strands used in self-assembly - not too long, not too short, but just right.
Wie die Zeitschrift Nature in der Ausgabe vom 28.10.2010 berichtet, zeigt die Hamburger Forschergruppe von Prof. Wiesendanger erstmals, dass im Labor einzelne Quantenbits in einem Halbleiter nun auch elektrisch adressiert werden koennen.
Materials scientists at the Saarland University and the Material Engineering Center Saarland have come up with a laser technology that allows for precise working on materials' surfaces. The laser beams generate 3-dimensional patterns and change the material's inner structure only at an extremely thin surface layer.
Astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space. They used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to find the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy - in the space between stars and around three dying stars. What's more, Spitzer detected buckyballs around a fourth dying star in a nearby galaxy in staggering quantities - the equivalent in mass to about 15 of our moons.
Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odors - one that doesn't simply mask odors like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them at the source.
Today, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a major research initiative, with several leading academic and corporate research organizations across Europe, to address the alarming growth of energy consumption by electronic devices, ranging from mobile phones to laptops to televisions to supercomputers.
To protect art objects for generations to come, scientists from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, have teamed up with conservators from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., to develop and test a new, high-tech way to protect silver art objects and artifacts, using coatings that are mere nanometers thick.
The use of nanotechnology in medicine holds the potential to essentially improve diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease activity. To foster research in this area, the European Commission is funding the collaborative project 'Development of Novel Nanotechnology Based Diagnosed Systems for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis (NanoDiaRA)' within the 7th Framework Programme for Research.