Researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School have built targeted nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine, an advance that potentially provides an alternative to drug-releasing stents in some patients with cardiovascular disease.
A project to produce a number of pharmaceuticals - anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, and statins in phospholipid capsules with extremely small particles (less than 30 nm) recently won approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO.
ChEMBLdb, a vast online database of information on the properties and activities of drugs and drug-like small molecules and their targets, launches today with information on over half a million compounds. The data lie at the heart of translating information from the human genome into successful new drugs in the clinic.
A comprehensive and authoritative review of the health and environmental safety of engineered nanomaterials has been published by a consortium led by Edinburgh Napier University and the Institute of Occupational Medicine.
Semiconductor nanocrystals emit light at wavelengths that can be tuned by particle size and composition, and are more stable to light than organic dyes, so hopes for their applied use are high. When coated with such agents as surfactants and a semiconductor with a wide band gap, these nanocrystals show strong photoluminescence.
A new polarizing microscope has enabled the detection of a retardation (a unit for measuring the strength of birefringence) of ca. 0.2 nm and the visualization of the dynamism of actin filament bundles with a diameter of 20-60 nm inside a neuron without staining.
Mit Nanotechnologie als Wahlpflichtfach fuer Chemisch-technische Assistenten (CTA) hat die Akademie Muenden beim Innovationspreis des Landkreises Goettingen in der Kategorie Handwerk und Dienstleistungen den dritten Platz belegt.
Soon nanotechnology could be applied to the coating of optical glasses: Researchers of the University of Stuttgart's 1st Physical Institute have come to know that coating with metallic nano particles can suppress light reflection almost entirely.
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the French National Research Agency - ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) announced the first bilateral Joint Call for Proposals (JCP) in the areas of Nanotechnology and Information Communication Science and Technologies.