Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created smart nanoprobes that may one day be used in the battle against cancer to selectively seek out and destroy tumor cells, as well as report back on the mission's status.
Linsey Marr and Peter Vikesland, faculty members in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, are part of the national Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2008. Along with Michael Hochella, University Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, they represent Virginia Tech's efforts in a nine-member consortium awarded $14 million over five years, starting in 2008. Virginia Tech's portion is $1.75 million.
Scientists from Dortmund/Germany have invented an analytical method for the rapid neurotoxicity screening. They grow neurons on a microchip and check for substances that inhibit the formation of a network between the cells.
The Stanford University Biodesign Program is partnering with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish a new training program called Singapore-Stanford Biodesign. This program seeks to train the next generation of Asian leaders who can develop innovative medical devices to address Asia's growing healthcare needs.
A quarter-century of academic study at the intersection of law and science was commemorated on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law unveiled its new Center for Law, Science and Innovation and announced programs that will reinvent the law school's role in solving global technological challenges.
Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced a $5.7 million investment that will expand upon university research efforts, bring new products to the marketplace, and educate the next generation of high-tech workers.
A new EU-funded project is set to simplify life for Europe's semiconductor and electronics industries by making it easier to detect and correct errors. Called DIAMOND ('Diagnosis, error modelling and correction for reliable systems design'), the EUR 3.8 million, 3-year project is funded under the Information and communication technologies (ICT) Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Scientists have long studied how atoms and molecules structure themselves into intricate clusters. Unlocking the design secrets of Nature offers lessons in engineering artificial systems that could self-assemble into any desired form.
A consortium led by SAFENANO from the Institute of Occupational Medicine has been awarded two contracts by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) concerning the development of specific advice on the assessment of nanomaterials under REACH.
Molecular Origami is a process that allows researchers to build nano-sized structures out of DNA (or RNA). To help illustrate the basics of DNA origami, Harvard's Wyss Institute has created a Flash-based interactive feature that allows users to build virtual nanostructures by sequencing a simple, abstract representation of a DNA molecule and then allowing it to self assemble.
Semiconductor technologists from a wide range of fields can join the search for solutions to the industry's most challenging issues at the 2010 SEMATECH Knowledge Series (SKS) of meetings, workshops and symposia.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the JSC Innovative Technopark (IDEA) in the Republic of Tatarstan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for collaboration in nanotechnology education, research and commercialization.