A team of materials scientists and toxicologists announced the formation of a new international research alliance to establish protocols for reproducible toxicological testing of nanomaterials in both cultured cells and animals.
Bernd Winter and colleagues, from BESSY, Max-Born-Institut, Uppsala University, and MPI fuer Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, report how water solvates its intrinsic hydroxide (OH-) anion. Unraveling this behavior is important to advance the understanding of aqueous chemistry and biology.
Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need to identify research priorities concerning this emerging technology, according to a new report.
If your experiment doesn?t go the way you expect, take a closer look - something even more interesting may have happened. That strategy has led scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory to discover a fundamental shift in an enzyme?s function that could help expand the toolbox for engineering biofuels and other plant-based oil products.
How small is too small to be useful? Researchers at North Carolina State University have done nanoscale analysis on ferroelectric thin films - materials that are used in electronic devices from computer memories to iPhones and polarize when exposed to an electric charge - and found that when it comes to polarization, both size and location matter.
The Food and Drug Administration came under heavy fire today at a meeting it held to once again solicit comments regarding the agency?s oversight of nanomaterials. A coalition of nonprofit consumer and environmental groups accused the agency of being derelict in its duty to protect Americans from harmful products.
Fueled by a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health called the EUREKA program, two Arizona State University (ASU) teams have received million-dollar grants to pursue the next frontiers in biomedical research.
Researchers in Florida are reporting an advance toward tapping the enormous potential of an emerging new group of antibiotics identical to certain germ-fighting proteins found in the human immune system.
The McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center (MNRC) in Sacramento, CA was developed by the U.S. Air Force to detect corrosion and defects in aircraft structure using an imaging technique called neutron radiography. This technique is currently helping soil scientists understand the function of plant roots and their uptake of water and nutrients.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), the UK?s primary knowledge-based network for Micro and Nanotechnologies, today announced that it has exceeded 2000 registered national and international members, since being launched by the Technology Strategy Board in 2007.
A German-American research team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Hunter College in New York, and the RWTH Aachen has developed a new method for the production of nanoscopic gold rods. In contrast to previous methods, they have achieved this without the use of cytotoxic additives.