Although it looks small and unassuming, the tiny origami crane sitting in a sample dish in University of Illinois professor Jennifer Lewis' lab heralds a new method for creating complex three-dimensional structures for biocompatible devices, microscaffolding and other microsystems.
To reduce patient discomfort and delay in vascular disease diagnosis, a team led by Yu Chen from the Institute of Microelectronics of A*STAR, Singapore, has developed a microfluidic device that rapidly detects low EPC levels in blood-cell samples.
The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB), today announced that several of its members will jointly present the latest breakthroughs in design-for-e-beam (DFEB) mask technology at Photomask Japan 2010 - one of the world's premier symposia for advanced lithography mask technology.
Two chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a new nano-scale scientific tool - a tiny molecular switch that turns itself on or off as it detects metallic ions in its immediate surroundings.
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.