The journal Science, published by the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today announced plans to launch a new journal devoted to research in translational medicine, which uses insights from basic biology to improve medical care. The journal, Science Translational Medicine, will launch in fall, 2009.
Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed the first tri-continuous mesoporous material using a unique surfactant template. This completely new porous structure previously been predicted only mathematically.
Using a 'fuzzy logic' approach, a team of MIT biological engineers has created a new model that reveals different and novel information about these inner cell workings than traditional computational models.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has recently received research funding totaling more than $9 million from the Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Fund and industry partners to advance the study of nanostructured materials on both theoretical and technological application sides.
That sinking feeling when your hard disk starts screeching and you haven't backed up your holiday photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory.
IMEC, the Belgian nanotechnology and nanoelectronics research center, has announced the start of PEPRIC NV, a new company that will develop and commercialize molecular and functional imaging technology based on magnetic nanoparticles.
Instead of using test tube sets, the researchers generated high-velocity beams of atoms and molecules. By imaging the collision process, they were able to visualize the exact reaction pathway taken during the creation of new molecular species.
The updated document reiterates NIOSH's standing interim recommendation that employers take prudent measures to control occupational exposures in the manufacture and industrial use of engineered nanomaterials, as research advances for determining if such materials pose work-related health and safety risks.
Following the NANOMAT Conference June 15-17, 2009, there will be a one-day international conference on June 18 devoted to ethical, legal, social and environmental aspects of nanotechnology - 'Responsible Nanoscience and Nanotechnology'.