Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators describe experiments showing that the generic drug losartan, by modifying the network of collagen fibers that characterizes most solid tumors, improved the effectiveness of two nanotherapeutics against several types of cancer.
University of Maryland researchers have made a breakthrough in the use of visible light for making tiny integrated circuits. Though their advance is probably at least a decade from commercial use, they say it could one day make it possible for companies like Intel to continue their decades long tread of making ever smaller, faster, and cheaper computer chips.
The European MODPLEUV project brings together Austrian, Czech and Polish researchers to successfully develop a novel yet easy way to create nano-structured materials that would facilitate human cell development.
Scientists have discovered a new quantum mechanical effect with glass-forming liquids. They've determined that it's possible to melt glass - not by heating it, but by cooling it to a temperature near Absolute Zero.
Life Technologies Corporation today announced that the Life Grand Challenges Contest, initially introduced in December 2010, is expanding to include a fourth challenge. This latest contest challenges scientists to sequence the genome and all RNA content derived from a single cancer cell.
Vom 27. bis 28. Januar hat der Landescluster NanoMikro+Werkstoffe.NRW vier Entscheider der staatlichen Organisation RUSNANO unter der Leitung von Andrey Svinarenko, Generaldirektor und ehemaliger stellvertretender russischer Wissenschaftsminister, empfangen.
Researchers have figured out how to create a freestanding film of graphene oxide and alter its surface roughness so that it either causes water to bead up and run off or causes it to spread out in a thin layer.
Dr. Stefan Strauf, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the prestigious CAREER Award.
The realization of topological insulators with cold atoms is extremely attractive, as it would offer an ideal quantum spin Hall effect within a laboratory. In an article recently published, an international team lay out such an experiment.