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.
A research group in the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) succeeded for the first time in the world in nano-tensile strength measurements of boron nitride nanotubes using a high performance transmission electron microscope.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found theoretical evidence of a new way to generate the high-frequency waves used in modern communication devices such as cell phones.
A team led by Boston University biomedical engineering researchers has won a $4.1 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to refine its nanoscale, low-cost, ultra-fast DNA sequencing method that could lead to individual genome sequencing for less than $1,000.
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