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.
Using large-scale computer simulations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified the most important factors affecting how molecules move through the crowded environment inside living cells. The findings suggest that perturbations caused by hydrodynamic interactions - similar to what happens when the wake from a large boat affects smaller boats on a lake - may be the most important factor in this intracellular diffusion.
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, joined today with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund $2 million in supplemental grants for nanoelectronics research.
Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that as of January 2011 Elsevier will publish The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD) in partnership with the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP).
Assistant Prof. Patrick C. H. Hsieh of Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has led a research team of myocardial regeneration to conduct an experiment on pigs and has proved that by combining self-assembling peptide nanofiber hydrogel with autologous bone marrow stem cell, myocardial protection after acute myocardial infarction, vascular regeneration and heart functions can be improved.
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) showcases R+D in polymer and nanocomposites that are used to produce new transparent high-barrier film packaging, low dental shrinkage materials, anti-scratch coatings, aerospace carbon-fibre reinforced polymers and soft, high-impact resistant protective padding.