Imagine if treatments for disease could be based not on a patient's diagnosis but instead on the characteristics of their tissue. By identifying and decoding the cryptic messages hidden deep inside the human proteome, scientists and physicians who study personalized medicine are seeking more effective treatments and disease management for patients.
The biotechnology program at the Harvard Extension School continues to find itself at the leading edge of science education, this year offering several new courses and a new master's concentration in the hot topic area of bioengineering and nanotechnologies.
The molecule 'beryllium dimer' has mystified chemists for many years. Recent measurements have helped scientists identify 11 vibrational levels, and now a US-Czech team of researchers sheds light on a 12th level.
The new homepage of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig Maximilian's University of Munich gives an insight into their research on ultrafast processes in nature.
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in The Netherlands concludes that some adjustments are needed in the European chemicals legislation REACH to assess and control the risks of nanomaterials.
Chemical Nanotechnology Talks (CNT) is an event for international participants, stressing chemical nanotechnology. Every year there is a focus on a particular theme. This year's focus, on January 26-27 in Frankfurt/Germany lies on 'Green Nano: Challenges of Sustainability' including themes like resources, energy and environment.
According to the foundations of quantum mechanics, two different given paths for quantum particles may interfere. Such a so-called 'double-slit' scenario is put forward devoid of material constituents, consisting instead entirely of light.
By combining several advanced device concepts, Yukio Kawano and colleagues of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako, have succeeded in building a highly sensitive THz detector that is capable of sensing just a handful of THz photons at a time.
Researchers in Berlin analyze the movement of those microscopically small organisms in aqueous environments. Following their example, tiny machines with the aptitude to work inside the human body could be built.