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New electron microscopy images reveal the assembly of HIV

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany, have produced a three-dimensional reconstruction of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which shows the structure of the immature form of the virus at unprecedented detail.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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Live webcast on ethical issues in synthetic biology

On June 24, Erik Parens will discuss the report's findings, exploring the differences between physical and non-physical harms and pro-actionary and pre-cautionary frameworks, in an effort to better define the ethical issues around synthetic biology. Gregory Kaebnick, also of The Hastings Center, will describe the Center?s new, multi-year project that will examine the ethical issues raised in the report in greater depth.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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'Chemical nose' array of nanoparticles and polymers sniffs out cancer

Using a 'chemical nose' array of nanoparticles and polymers, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a fundamentally new, more effective way to differentiate not only between healthy and cancerous cells but also between metastatic and non-metastatic cancer cells.

Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009

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SEMATECH announces speaker lineup for SEMICON West 2009

A lineup of recognized technical and manufacturing experts from SEMATECH and International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative will offer a series of lectures and workshop sessions from July 14-16, 2009 at SEMICON West in San Francisco.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2009

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Nano Teddybear, Garden of Eden and other spectacular nanotechnology images

At the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting last December in Boston, MA, and the Spring Meeting this April in San Francisco, CA, the Materials Research Society conducted the sixth and seventh installments of their popular "Science as Art" competition. Here are some of the amazing images from the fields of nanotechnology that won prizes.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2009

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