Several Finnish universities have joined forces to develop an innovative drug delivery method that utilises silicon to transport drugs in the human body. Among other advances, the project has been able to sustain the effect of peptides controlling appetite, which may facilitate the use of nanotechnology for dieting purposes.
Yesterday, ACAMP, the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products, hosted a health and medical seminar, explaining how technologies like nanotechnology, biomaterials and microfluidics can play a powerful role in the creation of innovative healthcare products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of patient care, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide.
Researchers from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Melbourne (Australia) have succeeded in building a working transistor, whose active region composes only of a single phosphorus atom in silicon.
A coating on windows or solar panels that repels grime and dirt? Expanded battery storage capacities for the next electric car? New research details a breakthrough in assembling peptides at the nano-scale level that could make these futuristic visions come true in just a few years.
Zur Staerkung und Ergaenzung der Nanowissenschaften an der LMU Muenchen ist an der Fakultaet fuer Physik zum naechstmoeglichen Zeitpunkt eine Professur (W3) fuer Experimentalphysik 'Nanomaterialien und Energieumwandlung' zu besetzen.
NanoCentral is instituting a Resource Guide to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials services. Called NanoPerspective, the guide will initially be a UK-focused edition, but will develop over time to include the key European and American markets.
The UK Government-backed Technology Strategy Board is to manage a unique competition that will see a GBP 5 million ($8.3 million) prize awarded to British business to develop innovative composite manufacturing techniques for high-performance, high-value products.
This Mission will focus on production processes for manufacturing nanomaterials for renewable energy applications such as photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, bio-derived energy, thermoelectric and insulation materials.
Toxicology, mechanical engineering, nanoscience and veterinary medicine are the subjects of four major new EU-funded research initiatives launched recently in the Czech Republic. The projects, which will share over CZK 2 billion (EUR 77 million), are financed under the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, which receives EU support through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).