The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers in Rice University's new BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) a $2 million Grand Opportunity (GO) grant to develop a fast, inexpensive test for oral cancer that a dentist could perform simply by using a brush to collect a small sample of cells from a patient's mouth.
A powerful new biosensor developed by European researchers will help identify cells in the immune system that actively suppress tumour growth, then put them to use. Enlisting the patient's own immune system would be like sending reinforcements for resistance fighters.
Can an intense laser rip photons into electron-positron pairs? Seeking to shed light on this burning question is the ELI ('Extreme light infrastructure') project, which received EUR 6 million in funding under the 'Infrastructures' Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Wissenschaftler am Center for Imaging Science and Technology (CIMST) der ETH Zuerich haben eine neue Methode entwickelt, die es erstmals ermoeglicht, in Echtzeit kleinste Bewegungen von Viren zu verfolgen.
The Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand organizing the the 3rd Thailand Nanotechnology Conference 2009 Health, Energy, Environment on December 21-22, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.
An electron microscope with glasses that correct the spherical aberration of the lens in order to achieve even higher resolution is currently being assembled at the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMEZ) at ETH Zurich.
In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, says Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.
In studies of the motion of tiny swimming bacteria, scientists found that the microscopic organisms can stir fluids remarkably quickly and effectively. As a result, the bacterial flagella could act like tiny motors to mix chemicals in biomedical kits, among other applications.
Scientists are reporting development of a nano-size capsule that boosts the body's uptake of curcumin, an ingredient in yellow curry now being evaluated in clinical trials for treatment of several diseases.
Scientists have successfully wired a state-of-the-art artificial hand to existing nerve endings in the stump of a severed arm. The device, called SmartHand, resembles - in function, sensitivity and appearance - a real hand.
Engineering researchers at McMaster University have fabricated a palm-sized, automated, micro-injector that can insert proteins, DNA and other biomolecules into individual cells at volumes exponentially higher than current procedures, and at a fraction of the cost.
Electric vehicles are the future and researchers are working on developing such cars to fuel technology and protect the environment. Rising to meet this challenge head on is the E3CAR ('Energy efficient electrical car') project, funded in part by the EU and ENIAC (the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council).