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New sensor nanotechnology simplifies disease detection

Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a new sensor nanotechnology that could revolutionize personalized medicine by making it possible to instantly detect and monitor disease by simply exhaling once into a handheld device.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Silk surprise

New neutron research has revealed that the proteins making up silkworm silk have unexpected properties: effectively the proteins become more concentrated as they are diluted.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Plastics and nanoparticles - the perfect combination

These days, plastic components are vital to many fields of industry - lightweight construction, automobile manufacturing and electrical engineering, to name but a few. Now researchers have found ingenious ways to combine plastics with nanoparticles and endow them with new properties.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Jekyll and Hyde material

A porous polymer network that researchers can make reactive at will can store gases and hasten chemical reactions.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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When old is new again

A fundamental effect associated with electrons also occurs in non-charged particles - a potential boon for spintronics.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2010

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Catalyst sandwich

Synthetic PCR mimic could lead to highly sensitive medical, environmental diagnostics

Posted: Sep 30th, 2010

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