For the first time, researchers at Delft University of Technology have witnessed the spontaneous repair of damage to DNA molecules in real time. They observed this at the level of a single DNA molecule.
Forscher erreichten erstmals eine Aufloesung von unter 45 Nanometern in allen drei Raumrichtungen - 5-fach besser in der Bildebene und mehr als 10-mal schaerfer in der Tiefe gegenueber herkoemmlichen Lichtmikroskopen.
WINSOC (Wireless Sensor Networks with Self-Organization Capabilities for Critical and Emergency Applications), a project funded by the FP6 Information Society Technologies programme of the European Union is already delivering results.
The recent report that suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities has prompted The Australian Cancer Council's CEO Professor Ian Olver to call for new standards to manage nanoparticles in consumer products like sunscreen.
The EC-funded MINOS-EURONET project has combined a series of methods to showcase Micro Nano Technology R and D Capabilities from New Member States for a better integration of their research activities into the European Research Area (ERA).
A research team from the Department of Electricity and Electronics at the University of the Basque Country's Faculty of Science and Technology in Leioa, led by Victor Etxebarria, is investigating the characteristics of various types of materials for their use in the generation and measurement of precise movements.
Encapsulating magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles within a silica shell has yielded a new multifunctional nanoparticle that has the potential to image, target, and treat tumors with water-insoluble anticancer drugs.
A research team at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has found that pretreating tumors with gold nanoparticles and near-infrared radiation dramatically improves the response of tumors to radiation therapy.
Taking a cue from the semiconductor industry, a team of investigators at Stanford University has developed a method of producing unlimited quantities of highly magnetic nanoparticles suitable for use as magnetic resonance tumor imaging agents.
Dendrimers are spherical polymer nanoparticles that have shown promise as targeted anticancer drug delivery vehicles. Iron oxide nanoparticles have already demonstrated the ability to image tumors and metastatic lesions. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the two, producing a layered nanoscale construct that targets and images tumors in animal models of human cancer.