Scientists are advancing the state-of-the-art in live cell fluorescent imaging by developing a new class of fluorescent probes that span the spectrum - from violet to the near-infrared. The new technology, called fluoromodules, can be used to monitor biological activities of individual proteins in living cells in real time.
Prof. Dr. Peter Fromherz am Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) fuer Biochemie in Martinsried hat mit der ehemaligen Forschungsabteilung der Infineon Technologies AG einen einzigartigen Neurochip mit 16.384 Sensoren auf einem Quadratmillimeter Chipflaeche entwickelt. Das dabei gewonnene Wissen und das Entwicklungs-Knowhow werden jetzt nach Reutlingen transferiert, um die Neurochip-Technologie weiter zu entwickeln.
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and the University of North Texas (UNT) today announced the formation of a new research center focused on the fundamental understanding of advanced plasma processes and insulators used in manufacturing state-of-the-art semiconductor chips.
Argonne biochemist Daniel Schabacker could be considered a Sherlock Holmes of bioterrorism. Although he doesn't carry around a pipe and magnifying glass as he attempts to nab the culprit, he has a far more powerful deductive tool: the biochip.
Using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their colleagues have obtained the first images that distinguish individual light atoms such as boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart's electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.
Arrhythmic hearts soon may beat in time again, with minimal surgical invasion, thanks to flexible electronics technology. These biocompatible silicon devices could mark the beginning of a new wave of surgical electronics.
The popular dietary supplement vitamin E, loaded into special medicated contact lenses, can keep glaucoma medicine near the eye - where it can treat that common disease - almost 100 times longer than possible with current commercial lenses, scientists reported here today.
At invitation of the Innovation Society, St.Gallen, on March 18th, the national FramingNano Conference took place in the Stade de Suisse in Bern. Numerous stakeholders from industries, authorities and associations discussed the proposal for a European Governance Platform for a responsible development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies.
The field of synthetic biology is popping up in the headlines with surprising regularity: While some see it as a normal development for biotechnology, others speak of divine creation in the laboratory. The German Ethics Council recently debated the issue in a public panel discussion in Berlin.