Open menu

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

Wie Falten in Graphen entstehen und verschwinden

Nanowissenschaftler konnten Folgendes herausfinden: Waehrend des Abkuehlens werden die "Maschen" des Graphengitters gequetscht, bis zur Entlastung Falten entstehen. Umgekehrt werden die Maschen beim Aufheizen erst ordentlich auseinandergezogen, bevor die Falte wieder verschwindet.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2012

Read more

Nanotechnology uses virus' coats to fool cancer cells

New research has used Sendai virus to transport Quantum Dots (Qdots) into brain cancer cells and to specifically bind Qdots to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) which is often over-expressed and up-regulated in tumors.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2012

Read more

Inspired by gecko feet, scientists invent super-adhesive material

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin", a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2012

Read more

Emerging from the vortex

A theory that accurately describes the properties of relativistic electron vortex beams will impact applications such as electron microscopy.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2012

Read more

Nanocarbon clusters for chemotherapy may enhance cancer therapy

A mixture of current drugs and carbon nanoparticles shows potential to enhance treatment for head-and-neck cancers, especially when combined with radiation therapy, according to new research by Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2012

Read more

Major breakthrough in nanosurgery and the fight against cancer

Researchers at Polytechnique Montreal have succeeded in changing the genetic material of cancer cells using a brand-new transfection method. This major breakthrough in nanosurgery opens the door to new medical applications, among others for the treatment of cancers.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2012

Read more

How particles move through the nose

RMIT University researchers have developed computer models to design more effective nasal sprays to provide alternate drug delivery to needles or pills.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2012

Read more

World Economic Forum lists the top 10 emerging technologies for 2012

At the Summit on the Global Agenda 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies asked some of the world's leading minds within the entire GAC Network which technology trends would have the greatest impact on the state of the world in the near future.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2012

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook