China's science and technology could reach the average level of Western developed countries by the mid-century, but before that it still has a long way to go, a Russian expert told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Experimentalists at The University of Tokyo have possibly discovered a new state of matter, called a 'chiral spin liquid' when they reported evidence of time-reversal symmetry breaking - a difference between the trajectory of a particle moving along one path or its inverse - in the oxide called Pr2Ir2O7.
CRAIC Technologies, the worlds leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR micro-analysis solutions, announces the formation of a Grant Preparation Assistance program for prospective purchasers of CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers and UV-visible-NIR microscopes.
Researchers at Boston College discovered that a cluster of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer forms a biosensor capable of using electrochemical signals to detect minute amounts of proteins. This new biosensor could provide a crucial new diagnostic tool for the detection of cancer and other illnesses.
Scientists have developed a nano-sized vehicle with the ability to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into cancer cells while avoiding interaction with healthy cells, increasing the efficiency of chemotherapeutic treatment while reducing its side effects.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways that nanoparticles will interact with biological systems - including the human body. Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety in the handling of nanomaterials, as well as applications for drug delivery.
A team of MIT engineers has devised a way to deliver the necessary drugs by smuggling them within nanoparticles that are attached to the cells sent in to fight the tumor. As a result, the immune cell stimulating drug reaches only its intended targets, greatly reducing the risk to the patient.
The ability of phase-change materials to readily and swiftly transition between different phases has made them valuable as a low-power source of non-volatile or flash memory and data storage. Now an entire new class of phase-change materials has been discovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley that could be applied to phase change random access memory technologies and possibly optical data storage as well.
Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto 'nanosprings' - a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ability to maximize surface area in microreactors.
Two new Arkansas start up companies have announced exclusive license agreements with UALR - the University of Arkansas at Little Rock - to bring to market a patent-pending technology developed by the university's Nanotechnology Center to provide anti-counterfeiting solutions for manufacturers.