Nanotechnology could aid the future of development of the Arab region, says Mohamed H.A. Hassan, executive director of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, and president of the African Academy of Sciences.
By dipping ordinary paper or fabric in a special ink infused with nanoparticles, Stanford engineer Yi Cui has found a way to cheaply and efficiently manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors, as well as stretchable, conductive textiles known as 'eTextiles' - capable of storing energy while retaining the mechanical properties of ordinary paper or fabric.
Solid-state lighting and its potential as a near-term generator of energy efficiencies will be the topic of a presentation by Julia Phillips, director of the Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, at the 2010 AAAS annual meeting.
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute was awarded an $11.5 million Center Grant by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) today to study the best way to attack deadly cancer stem cells to enhance treatments for breast cancer.
Michigan State University physics assistant professor Chih-Wei Lai has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for work which may allow for the development of new quantum materials and optoelectronic devices for improved computation and communication.
Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Harold Kroto will discuss how ingenious strategies for the creation of molecules with exactly specified structures and functions are being developed; in essence, molecules that 'do things' are now being made.
Heidelberg Universitys cluster of excellence Cellular Networks" will host an international symposium on 19 February 2010, which will explore a new generation of electron microscopes, particularly their development and their applications.
Die Forschungskompetenz der saechsischen Nanotechnologieexperten ueberzeugt auch in diesem Jahr wieder die Japaner. Sechs Fraunhofer-Institute, die TU Dresden, die TU Chemnitz, das Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf sowie sieben Unternehmen praesentieren sich derzeit vom 17. bis 19. Februar 2010 auf einem Gemeinschaftsstand zur fuehrenden Nanotechnologie-Messe nanotech in Japan.
One of the hallmarks of cancer is that tumors are able to suppress the immune system, preventing the body's own defense system from eliminating the disease, particularly as tumors spread through the body. Cancer researchers have identified the molecule responsible for this unwanted immune suppression, and have even designed an inhibitor of this molecule.
Researchers describe the use of electrically charged nanopores to detect specific genetic sequences as single DNA molecules pass through the pore. If further development proves successful, this method could yield a new approach to mutation detection that does not involve time-consuming and expensive amplification processes.
A team of investigators has developed a set of design rules that produce nanoparticles that have the best chance of binding to a tumor but that will clear rapidly through the kidneys when they do not find their target.