Hundreds of nanotechnology products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulating body, the Food and Drug Administration, is just beginning to address the unique issues presented by this groundbreaking technology, according to an Insighter article in FDLI.
Dr. Allen Bard, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, was awarded the 2008 Wolf Prize in Chemistry jointly with Professor William Moerner of Stanford University.
In a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, researchers demonstrate a previously unreported property of deoxyribonucleic acid. They show that single-stranded DNA molecules tagged with a fluorescent reporter and dried onto solid surfaces can respond to vapor phase odor pulses in a sequence-selective manner.
The University of California Santa Barbara's Technology Management Program will assemble entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and senior policy makers from China, British Columbia and California at the Emerging Energy Technologies Summit on the UCSB campus, Corwin Pavilion, February 8th and 9th.
Performance tests on the TEAM 0.5 microscope have demonstrated 0.5Å information transfer in both broad beam (TEM) and scanning probe (STEM) operating modes. After extensive further testing and tuning, the instrument will become available as a user facility in the fall of 2008.
Researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) and Rice University have developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly technique for embedding antimicrobial silver nanoparticles into vegetable oil-based paints. The method could give homes and workplaces a new defense against germs by applying a fresh coat of paint.
Under the auspices of the Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Science Times, a selection of China's 10 most significant developments in science and technology in 2007 was recently made in Beijing.
The present call is limited to ground-breaking research projects that address the issue of interfacing functional nano-objects or nano-materials. It covers primarily the controlled formation of contacts and the study of coupling or communication/exchange mechanisms between nano-objects. The emphasis is on interfacing rather than on interfaces.
The Chair of Nanotechnology for Water Desalination is a new Chair sponsored by the Research Council of Oman and Sultan Qaboos University. It will establish a program of research in Nanotechnology for Water Desalination at SQU, and provide research leadership, including strategic planning, project development and planning, project management, and supervision of research staff and postgraduate students.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought an early Environment and Forest Clearance (EFC) for setting up of a world class National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute and Bio-processing Unit and National Institute of Nanotechnology in the state.
Colorado State University scientists have found a way to dramatically improve the quality of laser light at extremely short wavelengths, according to a paper that was published Sunday online by Nature Photonics.
Using nanotechnology, scientists from UCLA and Northwestern University have developed a localized and controlled drug delivery method that is invisible to the immune system, a discovery that could provide newer and more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases.