The Finnish Insitute of Occupational Health, together with the members of the European Nanosafety Cluster, that is, over a hundred European nanosafety research experts, have produced a research strategy for the European Commission. The strategy outlines the focal points of nanomaterial safety research for the Commission's 8th framework programme.
Gold nanoprobes could allow scientists to study cancer cells in minute detail - using a highly-sensitive imaging technique known as FRET microscopy - with the aim of identifying tumour-causing properties. The nanoprobes could also be used to measure how effective medicines are, at a sub-cellular level of detail, while another application could be the identification of contaminants in food and water supplies.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a public meeting and opportunity for comment on a proposed NIOSH survey.
Forscher der Universität Ulm haben mit Hilfe von Nanodiamanten Biosensoren entwickelt, die in der Lage sind, den Bluteisenwert zuverlässiger zu messen als herkömmliche Verfahren. Ihnen ist es gelungen, die Magnetfelder der am Ferritin gebundenen Eisenionen durch ein diamantbasiertes hochsensibles Messverfahren zu erfassen.
A formation mechanism of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide, a versatile nanomaterial, has been unveiled by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Light can now be used to achieve ever better control of microparticles and nanoparticles. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light are now able to use a laser to cause tiny particles to rotate around an axis perpendicular to the light beam - a particle thus rotates like the wheel of a bicycle in its direction of motion.
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.
In adopting the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan on 2 March 2010, the Federal Government provided a clear mandate for its implementation and required the presentation of a progress report on the Plan's implementation by the end of 2012. This requirement has been met by way of the Implementation Report now available.