A Spanish research team is designing a system with nano-hydrogels that contains a mixture of anti-tubercular pharmaceutical drugs and which release this medication in a controlled and constant manner over long periods of time.
A more specific and faster detection of viruses has been identified in new research by Trinity College Dublin's Professor of Physics, Martin Hegner at Trinity College's Centre of Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and an international team of researchers.
A veterinary pharmaco-toxicologist in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is leading a team that has been awarded almost $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore the development of a nanotechnology-based approach for protecting people from the deadly affects of nerve gases like Sarin, VX, and others that can be used as agents of terror.
The new mapping study approaches the nano risk governance issue by presenting a range of nanotechnology applications, summarising the current knowledge about risks and concerns and by giving a comprehensive overview on regulatory approaches, initiatives and stakeholders involved worldwide.
The Empa team investigated the chemical processes which take place during the catalytic decomposition of soot in particle filters used to treat diesel engine exhaust gas. Under certain conditions carcinogenic or genetically damaging substances can be created.
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research center, intend to set up an international collaboration aimed at creation of novel processes and materials for advanced semiconductor manufacturing.
Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, holds remarkable promise for future nanoelectronics applications. Whether graphene actually cuts it in industry, however, depends upon how graphene is cut, say researchers at the University of Illinois.
The promise of nanotechnology, a Dutch scientist says, is it could allow re-engineering ingredients to bring healthy nutrients more efficiently to the body while allowing less-desirable components to pass on through.