Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Harold Kroto will discuss how ingenious strategies for the creation of molecules with exactly specified structures and functions are being developed; in essence, molecules that 'do things' are now being made.
Heidelberg Universitys cluster of excellence Cellular Networks" will host an international symposium on 19 February 2010, which will explore a new generation of electron microscopes, particularly their development and their applications.
Die Forschungskompetenz der saechsischen Nanotechnologieexperten ueberzeugt auch in diesem Jahr wieder die Japaner. Sechs Fraunhofer-Institute, die TU Dresden, die TU Chemnitz, das Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf sowie sieben Unternehmen praesentieren sich derzeit vom 17. bis 19. Februar 2010 auf einem Gemeinschaftsstand zur fuehrenden Nanotechnologie-Messe nanotech in Japan.
One of the hallmarks of cancer is that tumors are able to suppress the immune system, preventing the body's own defense system from eliminating the disease, particularly as tumors spread through the body. Cancer researchers have identified the molecule responsible for this unwanted immune suppression, and have even designed an inhibitor of this molecule.
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.