Northwestern University researchers are the first to design a bioactive nanomaterial that promotes the growth of new cartilage in vivo and without the use of expensive growth factors. Minimally invasive, the therapy activates the bone marrow stem cells and produces natural cartilage. No conventional therapy can do this.
New analysis from Frost and Sullivan, Rapid Advances in HIV/AIDS Clinical Diagnostics, finds that technological advancements address outstanding and new issues associated with diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infections by providing simplified, cost-effective, and precise testing.
Scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body.
The Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University today announced that the Printable Electronics Technology Center (PETEC) has become an Associate Member to collaborate on high-performing organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) for flexible display applications.
A new testing method is being developed to detect cancer soon after the tumor has formed. It will identify characteristic substances in the blood which accompany a certain type of tumor. The first steps in the development have already been completed.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced today the successful induction of four new members namely Bombardier, Bodycote, Roesler and a local SME, Addvalue Technologies, into its Aerospace Programme. Including the new members, there are now 18 companies in the consortium, of which seven are local companies
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that the first Nano Measure Scientific Symposium (Nano Measure 2010) will take place June 3-4 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The two-day event will feature some of the most prestigious scientists presenting leading-edge, nanomeasurement-driven research.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created smart nanoprobes that may one day be used in the battle against cancer to selectively seek out and destroy tumor cells, as well as report back on the mission's status.
Linsey Marr and Peter Vikesland, faculty members in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, are part of the national Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2008. Along with Michael Hochella, University Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, they represent Virginia Tech's efforts in a nine-member consortium awarded $14 million over five years, starting in 2008. Virginia Tech's portion is $1.75 million.
Scientists from Dortmund/Germany have invented an analytical method for the rapid neurotoxicity screening. They grow neurons on a microchip and check for substances that inhibit the formation of a network between the cells.
The Stanford University Biodesign Program is partnering with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish a new training program called Singapore-Stanford Biodesign. This program seeks to train the next generation of Asian leaders who can develop innovative medical devices to address Asia's growing healthcare needs.