IBN researchers have now made it possible for companies to predict the toxicity of new drugs earlier, potentially speeding up the drug development process and reducing the cost of manufacturing. The tool they have engineered to enable this is an artificial human liver piece, which mimics the natural tissue environment closely.
New optical technologies using 'metasurfaces' capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and microscopes.
The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy sources.
Researchers have successfully created a magnetic soliton - a nano-sized, spinning droplet that was first theorized 35 years ago. These solitons have implications for the creation of magnetic, spin-based computers.
Collaborators from Mayo-Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare have developed a new, single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA. Methylation - the addition of a methyl group of molecules to a DNA strand - is one of the ways gene expression is regulated.
Scientists have revealed details of the microscopic atomic structure of water under extreme conditions. Their results show that microscopic structure of water remains homogeneous throughout the range of examined temperatures and pressures.
The 6th biannual conference, EuroNanoForum 2013, will gather experts and decision-makers of the nanotechnology community to Dublin this June. EuroNanoForum 2013 is the largest nanotechnology conference in Europe and will focus on the impact of nanotechnology in improving people's lives, especially in the key societal sectors such as health, energy and environment. The event coincides with Nanotech Europe exhibition and the Nanoweek Ireland.
Researchers of the NIMS International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) succeeded in developing a gel material which is capable of releasing drugs in response to pressure applied by the patient.
The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment - a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave - has been followed in full for the very first time.
One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again - but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for possible use in a quantum computer.
The Nanodermatology Society recently held its 3rd annual meeting, in conjunction with the 71st meeting of the American Academy of Dermatolog. Clinicians, scientists, and members of industry from around the globe met in person to present their research, integrate their knowledge, and develop partnerships for future collaborations.