Researchers describe the use of electrically charged nanopores to detect specific genetic sequences as single DNA molecules pass through the pore. If further development proves successful, this method could yield a new approach to mutation detection that does not involve time-consuming and expensive amplification processes.
A team of investigators has developed a set of design rules that produce nanoparticles that have the best chance of binding to a tumor but that will clear rapidly through the kidneys when they do not find their target.
A Northwestern University study shows that coupling a widely used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to a nanodiamond results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and thus vivid image contrast.
CNRS scientists have transformed the chemical energy generated by photosynthesis into electrical energy. They thus propose a new strategy to convert solar energy into electrical energy in an environmentally-friendly and renewable manner.
Some classes of molecules are capable of arranging themselves in specific patterns on surfaces. This ability to self-organize is crucial for many technological applications, which are dependend on the assembly of ordered structures on surfaces.
The latest issue of NANO Magazine explores the advances in nanotechnology towards creating sustainable technologies. Nanomaterials for the Future - clean, green and profitable contains articles on clean tech, next-generation batteries, biofuels and the advances made towards nanoparticles which are capable of tolerating extreme heat, opening the doors for them to be used in everyday systems.
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Silicon Quest, Inc., a US-based fab-less company, today announced their partnership in the development of a CMOS compatible high density array MEMS micro-mirror device for the next generation high definition display applications.
This publication consists of a series of research articles on the nature of public debate on nanosciences and nanotechnologies, and the ways in which deliberative approaches could lead to better governance of these technologies.
The National Academy of Engineering recognized Thomas Kuech, Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison, for his contributions in developing and characterizing compound semiconductors.
Mit der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz einer neuen Generation von Elektronenmikroskopen beschaeftigt sich ein internationales Symposium, zu dem der Exzellenzcluster 'Zellulaere Netzwerke' der Universitaet Heidelberg am 19. Februar 2010 einlaedt.
Arizona State University (ASU) scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health
While airplane and rocket experiments have proved that gravity makes clocks tick more slowly - a central prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity - a new experiment in an atom interferometer measures this slowdown 10,000 times more accurately than before, and finds it to be exactly what Einstein predicted.
A world-renowned medical researcher discusses the key role that nanotechnology has begun to play in the detection and treatment of cancer in an article that will appear in the March 2010 edition of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
Life's smallest motor, a protein that shuttles cargo within cells and helps cells divide, does so by rocking up and down like a seesaw, according to research conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Brandeis University.