Speaking at the 10th anniversary conference of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Berne, Switzerland, its director Professor Ron Appel described his institute as a 'Swiss success story'. He said that he was proud that as pioneers at the heart of science one of the SIB's 25 working groups was today able to announce the completion of the annotation of human proteins.
The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit is the anchor event for NanoWeek in Cleveland, now in its fifth year. It is being co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and NorTech's Nano Network.
At 39.7% efficiency for a multi-junction solar cell, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg have exceeded their own European record of 37.6% which they achieved just a short time ago.
Researchers have found that reactions occurring when nanotubes are shaken in particular solvents - a routine procedure - produce chemicals that draw electrons from the nanotubes, effectively doping them.
Polymer nanoparticles suspended in human blood become cloaked in plasma proteins, new research has shown. The composition of the protein cloak depends not only on the surface properties of the nanoparticle, but also, surprisingly, on its size.
Philips Research and the University of Urbino (Urbino, Italy) have signed a research agreement to study the encapsulation of magnetic nanoparticle contrast agents inside living blood cells to prolong the retention time of these agents in the blood.
Leading researchers and companies gathered in Copenhagen on September 23-25, 2008 for Europe's largest annual nanotechnology conference and exhibition to hear about latest research findings, to convey visions for the market impact of nanotechnology and to demonstrate commercial products and tools at the exhibition.
Two University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers are among the first-ever recipients of $42.2 million in federal grants supporting projects that take scientific risks, but also offer potentially huge rewards.
Amid an increasingly challenging federal funding environment, MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering has won a six-year, $19.2 million National Science Foundation grant that will support research, K-12 educational outreach programs and vital shared experimental facilities.