Researcher Pascal Jonkheijm of the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente has won a 1.5 million Euros individual ERC Starting Grant. He will be using the grant over the next five years for research work creating artificial cell membranes on microchips so that, among other things, he can measure how living cells communicate with each other.
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA and MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) on September 14th. This agreement unites two of the world's leading institutes of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The Government of Lithuania and IBM today announced a joint research partnership in Lithuania that will enable research and development of nanotechnology, healthcare and intellectual property (IP) management innovations.
Am Institut fuer Fertigungstechnologie keramischer Bauteile an der Uni Stuttgart (IFKB) erforscht man neue Beschichtungsverfahren, bei denen Suspensionen mit Ueberschallgeschwindigkeit auf den Werkstoff aufgebracht werden. Auf diese Weise ist es zum Beispiel moeglich, extrem harte Schichten herzustellen, die eine sehr hohe Verschleissbestaendigkeit aufweisen.
At UMass Lowell's 'Destination Nano' conference, government, business and academic leaders will determine how far nano has come and how far stakeholders must go to get nano-based products out of the laboratory and onto assembly lines.
China's science and technology could reach the average level of Western developed countries by the mid-century, but before that it still has a long way to go, a Russian expert told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Experimentalists at The University of Tokyo have possibly discovered a new state of matter, called a 'chiral spin liquid' when they reported evidence of time-reversal symmetry breaking - a difference between the trajectory of a particle moving along one path or its inverse - in the oxide called Pr2Ir2O7.
CRAIC Technologies, the worlds leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR micro-analysis solutions, announces the formation of a Grant Preparation Assistance program for prospective purchasers of CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers and UV-visible-NIR microscopes.
Researchers at Boston College discovered that a cluster of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer forms a biosensor capable of using electrochemical signals to detect minute amounts of proteins. This new biosensor could provide a crucial new diagnostic tool for the detection of cancer and other illnesses.
Scientists have developed a nano-sized vehicle with the ability to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into cancer cells while avoiding interaction with healthy cells, increasing the efficiency of chemotherapeutic treatment while reducing its side effects.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways that nanoparticles will interact with biological systems - including the human body. Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety in the handling of nanomaterials, as well as applications for drug delivery.