Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely have never heard of Ndc80. Yet this protein complex is essential to mitosis, the process by which a living cell separates its chromosomes and distributes them equally between its two daughter cells. Now, through a combination of cryo-electron microscopy and three-dimensional image reconstruction, a team of researchers have produced a subnanometer resolution model of human Ndc80 that reveals how this unsung hero carries out its essential tasks.
Participants at the recent 7th Annual International Symposium on Advanced Gate Stack Technology discussed strategies for implementing advanced logic and memory technologies for sub-16 nm node and beyond process technologies.
Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.
Scientists working in Germany and Switzerland have developed a novel nano-tomography method, which uses X-rays to allow doctors to produce three-dimensional (3D) detailed imaging of fragile bone structures. This method could lead to the development of better therapeutic approaches to tackle the brittle bone disease osteoporosis, one of the most common disorders among older people.
With almost one billion people lacking access to clean, safe drinking water, scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without clogging.
'NanoMed - Toxikologische Charakterisierung von Nanomaterialien fuer die diagnostische Bildgebung in der Medizin' heisst ein neues Forschungsprojekt, das das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung mit fast zwei Millionen Euro Gesamtvolumen finanziert.
Conductive polymers are plastic materials with high electrical conductivity that promise to revolutionize a wide range of products including TV displays, solar cells, and biomedical sensors. A team of McGill University researchers now reports how to visualize and study the process of energy transport along one single conductive polymer molecule at a time, a key step towards bringing these exciting new applications to market.
University of California, Santa Barbara will receive almost $6.1 million over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to extend support for the campus's innovative Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) through 2015. The grant represents an increase of almost 21 percent from the initial funding in 2005.