Phantoms Foundation, CIC nanoGUNE, DIPC, University of Basque Country and Bilbao Exhibition Centre will host the first edition of ImagineNano event from 11th until 14th of April in the North of Spain, Bilbao.
One of the best quantum simulators consists of a gas of extremely cold atoms loaded in an artificial crystal made of light: an optical lattice. Experimental physicists have developed efficient techniques to control the quantum properties of this system, to such extent, that it serves as an ideal quantum simulator of different phenomena.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has released a document addressing key issues that need to addressed when considering the definition of manufactured nanomaterials for regulatory purposes. It advocates five 'Core Elements of a Regulatory Definition of Manufactured Nanomaterial'.
Researchers have devised a predictive model that combines laboratory studies of microscopic glass particles in solution with mathematical theories to predict the existence, thickness and length of the banded ring patterns that formed.
The aim of this meeting is to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects highlighting new advances and progress in the field of nano-materials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids, molecular and bio-inspired).
Making fuel cells practical and affordable will not happen overnight. It may, however, not take much longer. With advances in nanostructured devices, lower operating temperatures, and the use of an abundant fuel source and cheaper materials, a group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of the technology.
Researchers are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine's exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car's fuel consumption. The effort is funded with a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.
To improve the tumor-specific delivery of drug to tumors, a team of investigators has created a system of nanoparticles-within-a-nanoparticle that can be directed to and concentrated at the site of tumor using a magnetic field. Once at the tumor site, radiofrequency irradiation triggers drug release from the nanoparticles, bathing the tumors in drug and markedly reducing the growth of the tumors.
In attempt to develop a new therapeutic approach to treating peritoneal metastases, a research team at Boston University has developed a novel, drug-loaded polymeric nanoparticle that responds to the acidic pH inside tumor cells by expanding, releasing the anticancer agent paclitaxel slowly over a period of 24 hours.
Researchers have developed an in vitro method for assessing kinase activity in minute tissue samples from patients. The method involves an integrated microfluidics and imaging platform that can reproducibly measure kinase enzymatic activity from as few as 3,000 cells.
Gold nanoparticles have shown promise as miniature thermal scalpels that when irradiated with near-infrared light are capable of cooking tumors to death. Now, a team of investigators have found that gold nanoshells can be used to deliver just a little heat to breast tumor cells already treated with radiation, boosting the killing power of both therapies.