In 2008, a team of investigators at Stanford University's Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence demonstrated that they could use a technique known as nanoparticle-aided Raman spectroscopy to look at microscopic structures, including nascent tumors, deep inside the body. That team has now conducted extensive preclinical tests and shown that the gold nanoparticles can be safely administered into the colon and used with a Raman endoscope to image the inside of the large intestines.
Precision measurement in the world of nanoparticles has now become a possibility thanks to scientists at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB). The UCSB research team has developed a new instrument capable of detecting and analyzing individual nanoparticles with diameters as small as a few tens of nanometers.
Research led by scientists from the California Institute of Technology has shown that a new generation of microchips developed by the team can quickly and inexpensively assess immune function by examining biomarkers - proteins that can reflect the response of the immune system to disease - from single cells.
A team of investigators from Stanford University has developed an improved imaging method using fluorescent carbon nanotubes that create color images centimeters beneath the skin with far more clarity than conventional dyes provide. For a creature the size of a mouse, a few centimeters makes a great difference.
The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), hosts the first AtMol workshop for the world's experts in the advanced tools needed to build a molecule-sized chip.
Physicists working at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Konstanz in Germany have developed a breakthrough in the use of diamond in quantum physics, marking an important step toward quantum computing.
The ENIAC Joint Undertaking launched today its new Call for proposals, boosted by the strong participation of the funding authorities who committed in 2011 grants up to 175 million euros, an increase of 100% over the previous year.
Today, Open Access publisher InTech launches its new groundbreaking Journal, the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Journal, available to access online, download free of charge, and submit material without publishing fees.
Saeulen aus Galliumarsenid sind eine Alternative zu Schichten, denn sie wachsen auch auf Silizium in guter Qualitaet. Forscher des Paul-Drude-Instituts konnten jetzt den Nachweis erbringen, dass der haeufig verwendete Goldkatalysator die Eigenschaften der Saeulen empfindlich stoert.
Two new cross-disciplinary courses developed through undergraduate education research at the University of Cincinnati provide hands-on experience to better meet the growing demand for 2,000,000 nanotechnology workers that current projections hold to be needed by 2020.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia have developed a diamond nanoparticle-based method that allows the position and orientation of the fluorescent particles to be monitored in living cells.