Medically used nanoparticles can damage the DNA of cells without crossing cellular barriers in the body. The study, conducted on cells grown in culture, suggests that the indirect effects of nanoparticles on cells should be considered when evaluating their safety.
Three top British nanotechnology firms whose innovations make solar cells more efficient, help in the fight against heart disease, and improve the production of fine chemical compounds won Business Innovation Awards today at the UK NanoForum and Emerging Technologies Conference 2009.
Scientists are making progress toward development of an 'artificial leaf' that mimics a real leaf's chemical magic with photosynthesis - but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks
A unique large-scale research device from Juelich went into operation in the USA yesterday. At the strongest neutron source in the world, the spallation source SNS in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Forschungszentrum Juelich inaugurated a so-called neutron spin echo (NSE) spectrometer.
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, the University Medical Center Goettingen, and other institutes, has witnessed the movements of immune system cells 'live' under the microscope for the very first time.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers in Rice University's new BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) a $2 million Grand Opportunity (GO) grant to develop a fast, inexpensive test for oral cancer that a dentist could perform simply by using a brush to collect a small sample of cells from a patient's mouth.
A powerful new biosensor developed by European researchers will help identify cells in the immune system that actively suppress tumour growth, then put them to use. Enlisting the patient's own immune system would be like sending reinforcements for resistance fighters.
Can an intense laser rip photons into electron-positron pairs? Seeking to shed light on this burning question is the ELI ('Extreme light infrastructure') project, which received EUR 6 million in funding under the 'Infrastructures' Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Wissenschaftler am Center for Imaging Science and Technology (CIMST) der ETH Zuerich haben eine neue Methode entwickelt, die es erstmals ermoeglicht, in Echtzeit kleinste Bewegungen von Viren zu verfolgen.
The Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand organizing the the 3rd Thailand Nanotechnology Conference 2009 Health, Energy, Environment on December 21-22, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.
An electron microscope with glasses that correct the spherical aberration of the lens in order to achieve even higher resolution is currently being assembled at the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMEZ) at ETH Zurich.
In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, says Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.