Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system.
Yang Xiang, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to lead an international team of scientists in the development and implementation of a new optogenetic platform that can remotely activate neurons inside a free-moving organism.
Dr. Richard Berry of CelluForce has been named the first recipient of TAPPI's International Nanotechnology Division's Technical Award. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the responsible and sustainable production and use of renewable nanomaterials
Researchers propose a configuration consisting of single plasmonic nanoshell and fluorescent emitters to achieve highly enhanced two-photon fluorescence by the dipolar and quadrupolar modes simultaneously. The hybrid nanocomposite would be a promising candidate as versatile TPF biolabels for imaging applications.
This study demonstrated that the thickness of the organic molecule layer that typically surrounds the quantum dots is crucial in attaining sufficiently high efficiency of this light/energy transfer into the graphene. In other works, the thinner the organic layer, the better.
Mit dünnen Schichten aus Kohlenstoff-Nanoröhren lassen sich neue Technologien realisieren. Würzburger Forscher haben ein Verfahren unter die Lupe genommen, mit dem solche Schichten hergestellt werden - und neue Erkenntnisse gewonnen.
The new report examines the changes since the group's 2008 report including the development of new food, food contact and agricultural products. It reviews the current literature relating to the potential environmental, health and safety impacts associated with nanotechnology.
When scientists set out to improve MR imaging, they turned current contrast agent technology on its head - or rather, they turned it inside out. The new compound they designed is not only more effective, but also self-assembling.