New ultrasmall peptides that can be used as building blocks for a wide range of regenerative applications such as spinal disc replacement and cartilage repair have been developed by scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute. These peptides spontaneously assemble in water to form hydrogels, which resemble collagen, a major component of connective tissues found in cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and skin.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Director, Arun Majumdar, announced yesterday that the Agency will hold its third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit from February 27 - 29, 2012 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C
The National Science Foundation (NSF) yestertoday announced awards for three Materials Interdisciplinary Research Teams (MIRT) and nine Centers of Excellence in Materials Research and Innovation, also known as Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC). The awards resulted from the 2011 Materials Research Centers and Teams competition (solicitation NSF 10-568).
Welche Wege Nanopartikel im Organismus nehmen und was das fuer Folgen hat, erforschen seit drei Jahren Wissenschaftler in Deutschland unter Leitung der Uni Duisburg-Essen. Nun liegen erste Ergebnisse vor, die sie vom 11. bis 15. September bei einer internationalen Konferenz am Campus Essen diskutieren wollen: "International Conference on Biological Responses to Nanoscale Particles".
An expedition through the fast-paced microscopic world of atoms reveals electrons that spin at enormous speeds and the gigantic forces that act on them. Monitoring the ultrafast motion of these electrons requires ultrashort flashes of light. However, in order to control them, the structure of these light flashes, or light pulses, needs to be tamed as well. This type of control over light pulses has now been achieved, for the first time.
Founded in 1960, the center now provides to Northwestern scientists and engineers an infrastructure and environment for designing, synthesizing and characterizing transformative new nanoscale materials and for exploring new device concepts.
Recognizing that some of the leading scientists and engineers involved in soft matter research are located in the Research Triangle Park area, the National Science Foundation has provided a six-year, $13.6 million grant to establish a multi-university center to investigate aspects of this promising area of scientific endeavor.
The ICPC Nanonet Project partners are currently compiling Annual Region Reports on the latest nanoscience and nanotechnology developments in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Mediterranean Partnership Countries, and Latin America, to be published in May 2012.
The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee have chosen Professor Ozin as the winner of the 2011 Albert Einstein World Award of Science for his pioneering accomplishments in the field of nanochemistry that have helped to define and establish the rapidly expanding discipline, which has now become the cornerstone of modern chemistry.
In dem neuen Forschungsprojekt "Electric Control of Magnetization Dynamics (ECOMAGICS)" untersucht Dr. Georg Woltersdorf vom Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik der Uni Regensburg ab Januar 2012 die Eigenschaften von Nanomagneten. Ziel ist es, die Magnetisierungsdynamik in ultraduennen magnetischen Strukturen mit Hilfe von elektrischen Feldern zu steuern.