A new vaccine-delivery patch based on hundreds of microscopic needles that dissolve into the skin could allow persons without medical training to painlessly administer vaccines - while providing improved immunization against diseases such as influenza.
A research team in Thailand has investigated the absorption and emission spectra of ultraviolet (UV) B blocking methoxy substituted cinnamates using the symmetry-adapted cluster configuration interaction method.
When loaded with an anticancer drug, a delivery system based on a novel material that its creators call a nanosponge is three to five times more effective at reducing tumor growth than direct injection of the same drug.
This workshop will bring together informatics experts, nanotechnology researchers and policy makers, and other stakeholders and potential contributors to jointly develop a comprehensive roadmap for the area of nanoinformatics.
Researchers have shown that a system that assembles itself into a nanoparticle, complete with drug or imaging agent, once it gets inside a tumor can dramatically increase the rate at which clinically important molecules get into tumors and still trap those molecules inside the tumor.
Russian researchers are using special carbon nanoparticles to optimize materials. They are adding fullerenes to aluminum to obtain a new material that is roughly three times harder than conventional composites, yet weights much less.
The electrical energy in generators is generated in copper bars insulated against high electrical voltages with thick layers of plastic. New materials would enable a thinner design for these insulators, freeing up space for thicker bars in which ultimately more energy could be generated.
Chemists from New York University and Russia's St. Petersburg State University have created crystals that can twist and untwist, pointing to a much more varied process of crystal growth than previously thought.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to the TERATOMO proposal presented by Rainer Hillenbrand. The grant has a budget of nearly 1.5 million euros for a 5 year work program. TERATOMO is the acronym for Near-field Spectroscopic Nanotomography at Infrared and Terahertz frequencies.