Other organic (carbon-based) chemicals are known to have an effect on the toxicity of pollutants to plant and animal life. But nanoparticles like C60 have unique and altered properties compared to larger particles, and so they may have a very different effect on the toxicity and availability of pollutant molecules. The nanoparticles themselves may also be inherently toxic.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability - meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid.
Carnegie Mellon University's Michael Bockstaller and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski have created a version of Harry Potter's famed 'invisibility cloak' for nanoparticles. Through a collaborative effort, researchers from the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry have developed a new design paradigm that makes particles invisible.
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin, is testing a novel nanoparticle aerosol therapy to prevent post-transplant rejection.
The Center for Ethics requests your assistance in recruiting exceptional science and engineering graduate students with an interest in ethics and policy for the National Science Foundation sponsored project Debating Science, hosted by the University of Montana in Missoula.
Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries, Test Measurement, and Process Measurement and Control Divisions of ISA, the 54th International Instrumentation Symposium will feature five training courses, innovative paper presentations, and a forum for discussion of instrumentation techniques. The symposium will be held 5-8 May at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Researchers at Rockefeller University have now created a tiny tool, more than 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, capable of encasing single membrane proteins from living cells. The new system, which resembles a nanoscale sushi roll, will allow investigators to individually stimulate these key proteins with specific molecules and signals in order to precisely define the biological reactions that result.
The first 3-D images that disclosure a double membrane surrounding mycobacteria were recorded by Martinsried scientists, ending a long scientific debate about the mycobacterial outer membrane and opening new pathways to improve the development of chemotherapeutic substances against tuberculosis.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Lobour and Welfare held the first meeting of study groups on the safety of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube and fullerene at a joint government building in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, March 3, 2008.
Researchers have discovered a way to control the growth rate of replacement tissue and the formation of new blood vessels, which solves one of the vexing problems of growing replacement tissue to treat injuries and trauma in humans.
Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today Hybrid Materials 2009: The First International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials which will take place in Tours, France, 15-19 March 2009.
In order to properly assess the potential risk of insoluble and/or biopersistent nanomaterials used in cosmetics either new risk-assessment methods have to be developed or the existing ones have to be improved, an EU scientific committee concludes.
For the first time anywhere, IBM scientists have found a way to suppress unwanted interference of electrical signals created when shrinking graphene, a two-dimensional, single-atomic layer thick form of graphite, to dimensions just a few atoms long.
NanoCharM, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the EU is notable for two firsts'. Not only was it the first to be signed under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme, with a start date of January 1st 2008, but was also the highest ranked CSA project to be approved.