One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes. A major step in that direction is the cataloguing of the ?complete? salivary proteome, a set of proteins in human ductal saliva, identified by a consortium of three research teams.
Why do certain electronic components undergo spontaneous, irreversible breakdown? Why do certain mechanical parts, without any apparent wear, suffer failure? An initial, empirical answer to such questions has been provided by observations and measurements made by researchers.
In a finding that could provide controlled motion in futuristic nanomachines used for drug delivery, fuel cells, and other applications, researchers in Pennsylvania report that chemical signaling between synthetic microcapsules can trigger and direct movement of these capsules.
Making minute, molecular motors is the ultimate goal of the EU-funded SYNNANOMOTORS project, which was one of the winners of the Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research at the recent European Science Awards.
The Indian growth story is continuing and moving forward at a steady pace overcoming problems, said Commerce and Industry Secretary G.K. Pillai while speaking at the Chem Summit 2008 in the capital on Tuesday.
Scientists have made an important step on the long road to artificially imitating photosynthesis. They were able to synthesise a stable inorganic metal oxide cluster, which enables the fast and effective oxidation of water to oxygen.
For the first time ever, OLEDs and OLED-on-CMOS integration offer the possibility to integrate highly efficient light sources with photo detectors on a single CMOS chip. This enables monolithically integrated optoelectronic applications based on standard silicon.
Miguel Jose Yacaman, a world-renowned authority in the field of nanotechnology, has joined The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to chair the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Sciences.
One day soon a biosensing nanodevice developed by Arizona State University researcher Wayne Frasch may eliminate long lines at airport security checkpoints and revolutionize health screenings for diseases like anthrax, cancer and antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Stanford R. Ovshinsky has become a living legend in the scientific and business communities, having once been profiled in a one-hour PBS program on NOVA entitled ?Japan?s American Genius.? The most recent exciting advancement is his solid hydrogen storage system, a metal hydride solid which can be stored in a granular, inert form in compact tanks.