A material just six atoms thick in which electrons appear to be guided by conflicting laws of physics depending on their direction of travel has been discovered by a team of physicists at the University of California, Davis.
EU-funded scientists have developed a new, non-viral way of getting genes into a cell. The technique appears to avoid the side-effects, such as cancer, which can occur when viruses are used to smuggle genes into a cell.
In future, cartilage, tendon and blood vessel tissue will be produced in the laboratory, with cells being grown on a porous frame, such as non-wovens. A new software program helps to characterize and optimize the non-wovens.
Chemists at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich have analyzed a molecule, which has an extremely short bond length. As reported by the researchers in Nature Chemistry, the carbon atom and the chlorine atom in the so-called chlorotrinitromethane molecule are only 1.69 Angstroms apart from one another.
Carbon nanotubes have made a meteoric career in the past 15 years, even if their applications are still limited. One aspect which has rarely been considered so far is now addressed by researchers of the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs - small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes - the first step in development of a new kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
RUSNANO anounced that they will invest into new project for a new generation flexible packaging materials fabrication. The production of high- barrier polymer films and flexible packaging materials based on that film would be addressed mostly for the packing of food, cosmetics, domestic chemicals, and forage packing.
SAFENANO, the UK's premier resource on Nanotechnology Health and Safety, is pleased to announce it is to host a Pre-Conference workshop on Nanotechnology Risk Management at the forthcoming NanoMaterials '09 conference in Bonn, Germany.