A team of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University of Cambridge has made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents. Electrical current is composed of billions and billions of tiny particles called electrons. They have developed an electron pump - a nano-device - which picks these electrons up one at a time and moves them across a barrier, creating a very well-defined electrical current.
The University of Nottingham has begun the search for a new class of injectable materials that will stimulate stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue in degenerative and age related disorders of the bone, muscle and heart.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Jalali and Dino Di Carlo, a UCLA associate professor of bioengineering, with expertise in optics and high-speed electronics, microfluidics, and biotechnology, has developed a high-throughput flow-through optical microscope with the ability to detect rare cells with sensitivity of one part per million in real time.
After more than a decade of research advances, scientists and technologists are learning to measure and manipulate matter to create fundamentally different electronic devices. In a special discussion, three experts recently explored the dynamics making this possible and why these new advances are exciting researchers.
Researchers have devised a new scheme for preparation of core-shell nanocrystals, by combining the microemulsion and ultrasonication methods, which features moderate synthesis conditions and does not require any surfactants.
The expert meeting on Inhalation Toxicity Testing for Nanomaterials was held on 19-20 October 2011 in The Hague, hosted by the Netherlands, with the aim of discussing the results of the OECD Sponsorship Programme on this specific topic and addressing issues relevant to inhalation toxicity.
The Environmental Unit of the Tecnalia Technology Corporation, the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF) and Fluytec, a company specialising in filtration solutions, have developed a filtration system capable of retaining 95% of nanoparticles thanks to the results of the SIFINA project.