Mount Sinai School of Medicine received a contract for almost $16.5 million from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLBI) through the Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology (PEN). The contract is one of four issued nationally to develop multidisciplinary research Centers with the goal of developing nanotechnology tools for diagnosing and treating heart, lung and blood diseases.
A revolutionary new spherical nanostructure, fully derived from very simple organic elements, yet strong as steel, has been developed and characterized at the laboratories of Ehud Gazit of Tel Aviv University and Itay Rousso of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today's computers.
A team of University of North Carolina (UNC) scientists has received a five-year $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships to address the critical need for early diagnosis of and more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.
Ahead of a regulatory review next year, the Belgian EU Presidency is proposing to create a specific register for nanomaterials under the bloc's REACH chemicals regulation and wants to make it mandatory to label their presence in consumer products.
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in establishing a surface cleaning and crystal control technologyfor lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6), nanowires and are able to set a goal of practical applications of LaB6 nanowires, which is expected to significantly improve the performance of electron microscopes.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that maps the magnetic vector potential - one of the most important electromagnetic quantities and a foundation of quantum mechanics - in three dimensions.