Australia's regulatory systems are well placed to respond to the introduction of nanotechnology products. Two documents released this month identify areas for further work and the way the Government will address emerging nanotechnology issues.
The effects of a new class of molecules, polyoxometalates, which are primarily composed of metals and oxygen, has been identified. These molecules are very powerful inhibitors of a specific protein kinase, CK2, an enzyme that is overactive in a number of cancers.
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable method for the production of functional nanoscale patterns or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape using a single master 'plate'.
FramingNano is an FP7 funded two-year project aimed at building a deliberative process amongst nanotechnology stakeholders in order to inform the development of a future EU governance framework for the responsible and safe development of nanotechnologies.
The purpose of this worldwide program is to support the education of the new generations of artists and scientists and to promote the art-science-technology intersections and NanoArt for a better youth development.
University of Michigan engineers are offering a 16-piece lab-on-a-chip kit that brings microfluidic devices to the scientific masses. The kit cuts the costs involved and the time it takes to make a microfluidic device from days to minutes.
he newly formed Romanian Nano-Medicine Institute has named Dr. Alex Biris chief scientist at the Nanotechnology Center at UALR, as its honorary president. He also serves as a founding member of the organization.