A novel method of detection of cervical cancer cells has been developed by Clarkson University Professor Igor Sokolov's group, an affiliate of the University's Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB)
Whether it's magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs) giving an army of 'therapeutically armed' white blood cells direction to invade a deadly tumour's territory, or the use of mNPs to target specific nerve channels and induce nerve-led behaviour (such as the life-dependant thumping of our hearts), mNPs have come a long way in the past decade.
Recipient of a 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER award, Professor Brenda Ogle is developing stem cell analysis tools that offer researchers the flexibility to study not only individual cells, but also multicellular entities and small tissue-engineered constructs.
Medically used nanoparticles can damage the DNA of cells without crossing cellular barriers in the body. The study, conducted on cells grown in culture, suggests that the indirect effects of nanoparticles on cells should be considered when evaluating their safety.
Three top British nanotechnology firms whose innovations make solar cells more efficient, help in the fight against heart disease, and improve the production of fine chemical compounds won Business Innovation Awards today at the UK NanoForum and Emerging Technologies Conference 2009.
Scientists are making progress toward development of an 'artificial leaf' that mimics a real leaf's chemical magic with photosynthesis - but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks