The NAREB project, which stands for Nanotherapeutics for Antibiotic Resistant Emerging Bacterial pathogens, will focus on the design, preparation and optimization of several nanoformulations of current antibiotics and novel antibacterial drugs to improve the treatment of both infections in European MDR TB patients.
The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium has selected a proposal by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to develop a wearable sensor patch subsystem as its first project in its mission to develop human performance-monitoring electronics.
The University of Surrey is to establish a graphene centre within its Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), expanding and consolidating the University's graphene research and manufacturing capabilities.
A new breathalyzer test, embedded with a 'NaNose' nanotechnology chip to literally 'sniff out' cancer tumors may turn the tide by both accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression.
Researchers implemented a detailed electrostatic model, which is capable of covering the full phenomenological range of interfacial energy-level alignment regimes within a single, consistent framework. Energy barriers/losses could be reproduced in both qualitative and quantitative agreement with a series of experiments.
Nanoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directly. But the health and environmental effects of these tiny additives have remained largely unknown. A new study now suggests that nanomaterials in food and drinks could interfere with digestive cells and lead to the release of the potentially harmful substances to the environment.
All over the world researchers are investigating solar cells which imitate plant photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Empa researchers have developed such a photoelectrochemical cell, recreating a moth's eye to drastically increase its light collecting efficiency. The cell is made of cheap raw materials - iron and tungsten oxide.