In a study that eases concern about the toxicity of nanoparticles being considered for use in medical imaging and biomedical research, scientists are reporting "no significant toxic effects" from tests of silica nanoparticles.
Purdue researchers have developed new miniature devices designed to be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotechnology sensor for implantation in the eye to treat glaucoma.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international platform where a diverse community of professionals from industry, academia and fashion can come together to share information, research findings and practical experiences.
Like navigating spacecraft through the solar system by means of gravity and small propulsive bursts, researchers can guide atoms, molecules and chemical reactions by utilizing the forces that bind nuclei and electrons into molecules (analogous to gravity) and by using light for propulsion.
The Nanotechnology Engagement Group, a UK group established to support public bodies in developing a wider programme of social and ethical research and public dialogue around nanotechnology, has released its final report.