On June 24, Erik Parens will discuss the report's findings, exploring the differences between physical and non-physical harms and pro-actionary and pre-cautionary frameworks, in an effort to better define the ethical issues around synthetic biology. Gregory Kaebnick, also of The Hastings Center, will describe the Center?s new, multi-year project that will examine the ethical issues raised in the report in greater depth.
Using a 'chemical nose' array of nanoparticles and polymers, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a fundamentally new, more effective way to differentiate not only between healthy and cancerous cells but also between metastatic and non-metastatic cancer cells.
Alessandra Luchini, a scientist in George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, has captured the inaugural Premio Award for the top Italian woman scientist in North America.
The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced its 2009 Talent Fellowship winners have completed their weeklong training at Argonne National Laboratories and will begin their research internships at leading Chicago area nanotechnology companies this week.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina?s Nanocenter, working with scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston, examined whether gold nanorods could readily pass from water to the marine food web.
Rice University computer scientist Krishna Palem, who also heads the Institute for Sustainable Nanoelectronics (ISNE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, has won the prestigious 2008 W. Wallace McDowell Award for his pioneering contributions to the growing field of embedded computing.
A lineup of recognized technical and manufacturing experts from SEMATECH and International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative will offer a series of lectures and workshop sessions from July 14-16, 2009 at SEMICON West in San Francisco.
At the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting last December in Boston, MA, and the Spring Meeting this April in San Francisco, CA, the Materials Research Society conducted the sixth and seventh installments of their popular "Science as Art" competition. Here are some of the amazing images from the fields of nanotechnology that won prizes.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) has published "Literature Review - Workplace exposure to nanoparticles" which reviews the most recent publications on nanoparticles and focuses on the possible adverse health effects of workplace exposure. The report presents the regulatory background and activities taken to manage this emerging risk.
University of Georgia researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs.
A research review published in the July issue of the journal Nature Materials provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials that allow them to undergo interactions with biological molecules and bioprocesses.