An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour.
A group of Swiss researchers from UNIGE, HUG and the University of Basel have developed a veritable 'time bomb,' a treatment for atherosclerosis that can recognize the diseased areas and treat only them.
Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology today.
A solicitation posted today calls for development of nanoplatforms that treat a variety of diseases. Such nanoparticle therapeutic platforms could be rapidly modified to treat a broad range of diseases, but more importantly will be based on safe and effective technologies.
The continuing trend toward miniaturization in electronics demands the use of new materials. Components made of carbon nanotubes may meet this need - and the properties of single nanotube devices can now be characterized with the required resolution.
Cutting-edge computer processors consist of 1.4 billion transistors. Such tiny structures, however, have a major drawback: The read-out process can influence their states in an uncontrolled way. A new model is able to detect and to avoid these "back-action effects" particularly at the quantum level.
Research led by an Arizona State University biomedical engineer and physicist to find more effective ways of detecting the onset of kidney disease is getting support from the National Institutes of Health.
Die an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) angesiedelten Arbeitsgruppen um Prof. Dr. Karsten Mäder (Pharmazie) und Dr. Thomas Müller (Medizin) haben sich mit Nanotransportsystemen von Arzneistoffen beschäftigt - und herausgefunden, dass sich manche Arten von Nanopartikeln in den Eierstöcken sammeln.
Responding to local producers and exporters of aromatic potpourri requests, researchers at NANOTEC NanoMolecular Sensor Laboratory have found a way to develop coating and encapsulate technique for fragrance molecules that will result in extending the potpourri scent without leaving any stain.