More than 15 years ago, scientists discovered a way to stop a particular gene in its tracks. The Nobel Prize-winning finding holds tantalizing promise for medical science, but so far it has been difficult to apply the technique, known as RNA interference, in living cells.
Now scientists have succeeded in using quantum dots to address this problem.
A new treatment strategy using targeted nanoparticles to block metastasis with anti-cancer drugs leads to good results using significantly lower doses of toxic chemotherapy, with less collateral damage to surrounding tissue.
JPK announces the seventh annual symposium on the applications of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) in areas such as biophysical, biochemical and medical research. It will be held on the 8-9th October 2008 in Berlin.
Join former Environmental Protection Agency official J. Clarence Davies, one of the nation's foremost authorities on environmental regulation and policy, at the release of his new report that identifies the steps the incoming president must take to deal with the potential risks posed by nanotechnology.
A team of researchers in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has produced new antimicrobial coatings with potential to prevent diseases from spreading on contaminated surfaces - possibly solving a growing problem not only in hospitals but also in schools, offices, airplanes and elsewhere.
SEMATECH's thought leaders and technical experts will be on hand during SEMICON West, July 15-17, 2008, to discuss technical and manufacturing solutions that will enable continued progress in device scaling.
Researchers have applied the laws of thermodynamics down to the molecular scale and discovered theoretically that the molecular structure of copolymers - such as DNA - may be arranged in order when they are synthetized out of the thermodynamic equilibrium while they stay disorganized when in equilibrium.
A balanced injection of positive and negative charge carriers into the organic layer is important to achieve high quantum efficiency, but the interface between the metallic coating and organic layer where the injection occurs is poorly understood.
Chemical and Environmental Engineering Professor Yushan Yan is part of a multidisciplinary team working to develop an 'electronic nose' - an ultra-sensitive sensor system that is designed to quickly detect trace quantities of explosives in high-traffic high-risk security areas, such as airports.