By programming cells with short lengths of synthetic DNA on their surfaces, scientists can control how different cell types bind together to form complex artificial microtissues for potential applications in medicine, and in medical and biological research.
A new study has revealed deep divisions on how nanotechnology should be regulated, with environmental lobby groups seeking a moratorium until products are proven to be safe, and industry proposing that specific guidelines be introduced to supplement existing regulations.
Francois Grey has been appointed Honorary Professor at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. Prof. Grey is currently a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China?s leading science University.
Studying potential health and environmental effects of tiny industrial building blocks, called nanoparticles, is the goal of a $389,303 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Vicki Grassian, director of the University of Iowa Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute.