A Finnish group of researchers at the Low Temperature Laboratory of Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) have developed and fabricated a nanoscale heat transistor, and simultaneously the smallest refrigerator ever made.
Using a quantum dot plus an aptamer that doubles as a tether for the anticancer drug doxorubicin, a team of investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Harvard Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that not only treats cancer but also images those tumors that have received drug therapy.
Nanoparticles made of metals such as gold or iron oxide show tremendous promise as contrast agents for molecular imaging, but turning promise into clinical utility requires adding tumor targeting molecules to the surfaces of these nanoparticles.
A tiny implant now being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could one day help doctors rapidly monitor the growth of tumors and the progress of chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Using nanoparticles tagged with both a fluorescent label and a radioactive isotope of the element copper, a team of investigators at the California Institute of Technology has shown that targeting siRNA-containing nanoparticles to tumors increases tumor uptake rather than tumor localization.
Magnetic nanoparticles heated by a remote magnetic field have the potential to release multiple anticancer drugs on demand at the site of a tumor, according to a study published in the journal Advanced Materials.
A University of Arkansas physicist and her colleagues have examined dielectric susceptibilities of nanostructures and found novel, seemingly contradictory properties that may change how such materials can be used by scientists and engineers to build electronic devices.
The scientific community is progressively experiencing a greater interest in environmentally friendly energy generation technologies, and their suitable applications, such is the case of hydrogen fuel cells applied to aeronautics.
The Institute of Nanotechnology, global leaders in nanotechnology information services, is organising its second annual nanomedicine conference and exhibition 'Investing in Medical Nanotechnology II', which will showcase the latest developments in nanomedicine and potential routes to financing.
The EU funded NanoforumEULA project just released the report of a fact finding mission visiting Mexico's nanotechnology community including research organizations, companies and government bodies, held end of August this year.
India and the executive arm of the European Union will set up a corpus fund of 10 million euros (14.7 million dollars) for research in nanotechnology, a top European Commission official said Wednesday.
Scientists in Maryland are reporting an important advance toward the long-sought goal of industrial-scale fabrication of nanowire-based devices like ultra-sensitive sensors, light emitting diodes, and transistors for inexpensive, high-performance electronics products.
The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation. The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team grant will enable researchers to explore ways to concentrate optical energy on a scale of nanometers and develop means to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology.