Rapid, accurate genetic sequencing soon may be within reach of every doctor's office if recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science can be commercialized effectively. The team has demonstrated a potentially low-cost, reliable way to obtain the complete DNA sequences of any individual using a sort of molecular ticker-tape reader, potentially enabling easy detection of disease markers in a patient's DNA.
A team of Spanish scientists has developed an intelligent nanodevice that lays the foundations for the future development of new therapies against aging. The device consists of nanoparticles that can selectively release drugs in aged human cells.
On October 3, 2012, the Commission adopted the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials. It describes the Commission's plans to improve EU law and its application to ensure their safe use and is accompanied by a Staff Working Paper on nanomaterial types and uses, including safety aspects, which gives a detailed overview of available information on nanomaterials on the market, including their benefits and risks.
As the number of nanotechnology-related educational and career opportunities continues to grow in the Capital Region and across New York, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany held its popular NanoCareer Day program for students on Tuesday, October 2.
A technique that uses acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices that could make Star Trek's tricorder seem a bit bulky in comparison, according to a team of researchers.
An interdisciplinary team of Stony Brook University researchers have been selected to receive a three year National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the development of a personalized asthma monitor that uses nanotechnology to detect known airway inflammation biomarkers in the breath.
The EU-funded ' Intelligent nanocomposite for bone tissue repair and regeneration' (Nanobiocom) project succeeded in developing a new intelligent material to satisfy the challenges presented by reconstruction of large defects.
Nanoscientists are looking into the opportunity of using DNA molecules in self-assembling and self-directing processes at the nano-scale level. For this purpose, they are investigating the construction of novel base-pairs and the ability of DNA molecules to transport electrons over long distances through the oxidation of guanines.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.
Researchers have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as the crystal 'heals' itself. The trick to this self-healing property is that the crystal, an array of microscopic particles, must be curved.
In a study to investigate the detection by MRI of six kinds of positively-charged magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles designed to help monitor transplanted islet cells, a team of Japanese researchers found that the charged nanoparticles they developed transduced into cells and could be visualized by MRI while three kinds of commercially available nanoparticles used for controls could not.