In an electrifying first, Stanford scientists have plugged in to algae cells and harnessed a tiny electric current. They found it at the very source of energy production - photosynthesis, a plant's method of converting sunlight to chemical energy.
EU-funded scientists in Sweden have developed a novel method to study genetic variation directly in individual cells and in tissues. Their findings provide valuable new insights into gene expression in humans that could significantly improve diagnostic tests.
The Annual Report (pdf download) marks yet another successful year for DTU Nanotech. They have seen an increase in research funding, an increase in the number of citations of our papers, and an increase in the number of students.
Katherine Aidala, the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Physics at Mount Holyoke College, has won the National Science Foundation's prestigious Early Career Award for her work in nanophysics - work aimed at finding cost-effective solutions to the world's energy problems.
Using a sensor that weighs cells with unprecedented precision, MIT and Harvard researchers have for the first time measured the rate at which single cells accumulate mass - a feat that could shed light on how cells control their growth and why those controls fail in cancer cells.
Zinc stapling of insulin exemplifies a general strategy to modify the pharmacokinetic and biological properties of a subcutaneous protein depot. The engineering of novel lattice contacts in protein crystals can enable control of supramolecular assembly as a therapeutic protein nanotechnology.
New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic 'nanocages' might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.
Berkeley Lab scientists have made the largest two-dimensional polymer crystal self-assembled in water to date. This entirely new material mirrors the structural complexity of biological systems with the durable architecture needed for membranes or integration into functional devices.
A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that may have applications in fields as diverse as energy production and nanoelectronics.
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes. Hopes are strong that the method represents an important research tool that will lead to the development of new diagnostic tests.
At the German Physical Society's annual Spring meeting the organization's Surface Science division selected Dr. Leo Gross, IBM Research - Zurich, for the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award, a new scientific prize created and supported by Surface Science, a journal of Reed Elsevier. Gross was selected as the prize recipient for his work on charge measurement of atoms and atomic resolution of molecules with noncontact atomic force microscopy.