When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers attached the major component of bee venom to nano-sized spheres that they call nanobees.
Clemson chemistry assistant professor Rhett Smith will receive $598,000 in a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study a new class of materials that conduct electrical currents and can be used in thin, lightweight and flexible plastic electronic devices.
Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more exotic applications.
A new document provides a snapshot as to what various institutions across Europe have elected to teach at post-graduate level under a large and exciting variety of Nanotechnology Masters qualifications.
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara have named leading biomedical researcher Jamey D. Marth director of a new joint Center for Nanomedicine that will be established at UCSB.
Dreidimensionale Zellkulturmodelle, Konvergierende Technologien und Siliziumkompatible Photonik - diese drei Themen stehen im Mittelpunkt der aktuellen Ausgabe des Newsletters 'future technologies update'.
Using a new detection system, scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have unraveled the molecular mechanisms by which inflammations influence the glucose concentration in the blood.
A Queensland University of Technology researcher who has come up with a three-dimensional (3D) technology platform for biomedical research has received early-stage funding to accelerate the process of development to commercialisation.