A breakthrough in understanding the way atoms move across cell membranes in the human body could pave the way for the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Theoretical chemists can breathe a tentative sigh of relief after the publication of a 'beautiful' study which shows that a cornerstone of their discipline seems to be intact - despite earlier evidence to the contrary.
For centuries, human beings have been entranced by the captivating glimmer of the diamond. What accounts for the stunning beauty of this most precious gem? As mathematician Toshikazu Sunada explains in an article appearing today in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, some secrets of the diamond's beauty can be uncovered by a mathematical analysis of its microscopic crystal structure.
A new strategic plan for the work of the National Nanotechnology Initiative has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and The Scripps Research Institute in California are designing an artificial viral shell as a valuable nano-container for pinpoint drug delivery, molecular computing components, and a host of other applications.
Researchers have developed a new modeling technique to study and design miniature biosensors, a tool that could help industry perfect lab-on-a-chip technology for uses ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring.
The risks of nanotechnology are real, but running a lopsided story titled 'Alert over the march of the 'grey goo' in nanotechnology Frankenfoods' - quoting such nanotechnology experts as Price Charles - does not contribute to a fact-based discussion.
The 95th Indian Science Congress (ISC), to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday, will focus on creating a knowledge-based society to transform India into a developed country in the coming decades.
One year into the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and action is well underway, with the third call for proposals currently active. Information on the first projects accepted for funding under FP7 has now also been published on CORDIS, the EU's official information service for research and development.
Although nano-materials are currently high on research agenda, efforts should be made to promote nano-information technology in China because nanoelectronics is the nanotechnology with most market potentials, says Prof. HU Weiwu from the CAS Institute of Computing Technology.