A new coating technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), combined with a novel nanoparticle-manufacturing technology developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may offer scientists a way to quickly mass-produce tailored nanoparticles that are specially coated for specific medical applications.
Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes. Although this approach has shown some promise, scientists are still not sure exactly what happens to the nanoparticles once they get inside their target cells. Understanding the mechanism of delivery is an important step to meet regulatory requirements along the drug approval process. A new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sheds light on the nanoparticles? fate and suggests new ways to maximize delivery of the RNA strands they are carrying, known as short interfering RNA (siRNA).
The NIA Research and Innovation Laboratories in Hampton is where National Institute of Aerospace Research Fellow Dr. Cheol Park, NASA's Dr. Catharine Fay and a team of nanotechnology experts from both renowned organizations are working together to create and enhance a groundbreaking ability to synthesize high quality samples of boron nitride nanotubes
Addressing medium- and long-term expectations for human health, this book reviews current scientific and technical developments in nanotechnology for biomedical, agrofood, and environmental applications.
Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties. Nanomaterials are therefore currently the development focus for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. This important book provides readers with a thorough overview of this developing field.
With the slogan 'New Ideas for Industry' Nanofair has established itself as one of the premier conferences on nanotechnology. The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden, in partnership with the City of Dresden`s Department of Economic Development and several others, is organizing this event. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Nanofair. The Call for Papers is now open.
Scientists prepared magnetic shell cross-linked knedel-like nanoparticles for removal of environmental pollutants and determined their loading capabilities. These well-defined nanoparticles showed efficient oil sorption capacity of 10-fold their initial dry weight when introduced into an aqueous environment polluted with a complex crude oil.
Researchers have introduced a microscopic pump that is based on polymer gel microparticles and starts up when irradiated with UV light. The extraordinary thing about this device is that the material continues to pump when the stimulus is removed.
Polyethylen ist ein Massenkunststoff, der in vielen Haushaltsgegenständen zu finden und daher besonders preiswert herzustellen ist. Einem Forscherteam aus Konstanz, Bayreuth und Berlin gelang es nun, aus diesem Kunststoff einen idealen Nanokristall zu synthetisieren.
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music - it's the 'Morning' prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker. No ordinary speaker, it consists of a thin sheet of rubber sandwiched between two layers of a saltwater gel, and it's as clear as a window.
An international team of researchers at Vienna University of Technology in Austria and at Princeton University in the USA has confirmed theoretically-predicted interactions between single oxygen molecules and crystalline titanium dioxide.
Physicists have theorized that topological crystalline insulators possess unique surface states as a result of crystalline symmetry. An international team of researchers has confirmed that experimental signature and revealed that disrupting the lattice-like structure imparts mass upon previously mass-less electrons. Furthermore, the researchers found manipulating structural symmetry offers a degree of control over the electronic phases of the solid-state material.