Good news for people fearful of needles and squeamish of shots: Scientists report the design of a painless patch that may someday render hypodermic needles - as well as annual flu shots - a thing of the past.
In a presentation today to the American Chemical Society meeting, Ankit Agarwal, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, described an experimental approach to wound healing that could take advantage of silver's anti-bacterial properties, while sidestepping the damage silver can cause to cells needed for healing.
Wissenschaftlern des Max-Planck-Institutes fuer Kolloid- und Grenzflaechenforschung in Potsdam-Golm, der Jacobs University Bremen und der Queen Mary University London ist es erstmals gelungen stoffwechselresistente Mikrokapseln in lebende Zellen einzuschleusen und deren Inhalt durch Laserimpuls mit exakter zeitlicher Kontrolle freizusetzen.
A study published in the forthcoming issue of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), has for the first time claimed a concrete link between exposure to nanoparticles in adhesive paint and development of severe pulmonary fibrosis in a group of young female workers; two of whom went on to suffer fatal lung failure.
Naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the environment into a form that is dangerous to most living creatures.
'A biologist, a physicist, and a nanotechnologist walk into a ...' sounds like the start of a joke. Instead, it was the start of a collaboration that has helped to decipher a critical, but so far largely unstudied, phase of how cells divide.
Data released today by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) highlights more than 1,200 companies, universities, government laboratories, and other organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia that are involved in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization.
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In a new approach to an effective 'electronic tongue' that mimics human taste, scientists in Illinois are reporting development of a small, inexpensive, lab-on-a-chip sensor that quickly and accurately identifies sweetness.