In future therapies, synthetic nanoparticles may well be able to ferry medicines and even genes to targets inside the body. These nanovehicles can now be directly tested and optimized using a highly sensitive microscopic method that can trace single particles all the way into a cell.
Unterschiede im Bereich von einigen tausendstel Mikrometern bei einer Oberflaechenbeschichtung koennen darueber entscheiden, ob Implantate sich ihrer organischen Umgebung mehr oder weniger gut anpassen.
Newly announced National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding will expand the reach of ongoing University of Alabama at Birmingham research into a unique nanostructured coating to improve the performance and longevity of total joint replacement components.
The first artificial graphene has been created at the NEST laboratory of the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter in Pisa. It is sculpted on the surface of a gallium-arsenide semiconductor, to which it grants the extraordinary properties of the original graphene.
Researchers in Japan have fabricated a nanometer-sized ruler to be used as a primary standard, which is integral to nanotechnology research and production, by taking advantage of the crystal structure of diamond.
Lord Drayson, Science and Innovation Minister and chair of the Ministerial Group on Nanotechnologies, is calling on industry and interested groups to get involved in shaping a UK strategy for nanotechnologies