The analysis of nanotechnology coverage in German print media was the subject of a research project conducted by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). The results: In the media coverage nanotechnology is not presented as a risk technology; most articles stress the benefits of this new technology.
On October 27th-31st 2008 'The First School of Metrology and Standardization in Nanotechnologies, Nanoindustry and Nanomaterials' was conducted by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) together with the Federal Agency for Technical Regulating and Metrology.
The supervisory council of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) recommended the board of directors to approve the investment in a medical project aimed at the development, design and building of high technological scientific and industrial beta complexes for the production of medical technology.
The Cancer Advanced-Technology Team that is developing an imaging system to limit the spread and/or reccurrence of that disease has been named the winner of CIMIT?s annual Edward M. Kennedy Award for Healthcare Innovation.
Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in industry, in health care and even at home.
EPFL announces the creation of a large world-class center of neuroprostheses, in partnership with the Bertarelli Foundation and the Defitech Foundation. This Lausanne-based pioneering facility, to be inaugurated in January, 2009.
Researchers at The University of Nottingham are exploring ways of exploiting the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create a cheap and compact memory cell that uses little power and writes information at high speeds.
A nanomatrix for stent coating designed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) mimics natural endothelium, the substance that lines blood vessels, and promises the potential to prevent post-operative tissue scaring along the blood vessel wall, greatly reducing the possibility of future thrombosis, or blockage at the stent site.
Researchers from the UK and US have engineered a white blood cell that is able to recognise immune-system-evading HIV-1 strains. The team's new 'assassin cells' may cripple the well-disguised virus, possibly slowing or preventing the onset of AIDS in infected individuals.
Like water and ice cubes mixed in a glass, a group of organic compounds called lipids can coexist as liquid and solid in membranes. This patchiness in phospholipid membranes is fundamental to their use as biomolecules and biosensors.
Chemists at the University of Liverpool working with IOTA NanoSolutions have developed a new technology to produce nanoparticles of insoluble drugs that mimic the behavior and the effectiveness of dissolved drugs.