Single-molecule biology is undergoing rapid growth. Tremendous technical advances have made it possible to probe molecules one by one, and to produce dynamic images as they twist, twirl, wobble, and unfold. These high-tech methods are the focus of a new book that was just released by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
The EU Integrated Project Emerging Nanopatterning Methods (NaPa) held a one-day event to share its novel and exciting results on nanometre-scale fabrication with potential beneficiaries in a rich seminar programme accompanied by a small technical exhibition.
An effective and sensitive new method for detecting and characterizing prions, the infectious compounds behind diseases like mad cow disease, is now being launched by researchers at Link√∂ping University in Sweden, among other institutions.
The van der Waals force, a weak attractive force, is solely responsible for binding certain organic molecules to metallic surfaces. In a model for organic devices, it is this force alone that binds an organic film to a metallic substrate.
Nina Granqvist defends her doctoral thesis in the area of organization and management with the title 'Nanotechnology and Nanolabeling - Essays on the Emergence of New Technological Fields' at Helsinki School of Economics on Friday November 23, 2007.
UMass Amherst is host to a new nanomedicine institute focused on developing super-tiny structures for biomedical research. Work will focus on engineering fluorescent nanostructures for tagging proteins, engineering magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens from blood; and developing biodegradable nanostructures for fighting the malaria parasite.