Forscher an der Uni Basel haben eine neuartige diagnostische Methode entwickelt, die mit nanomechanischen Sensoren in Form von mikroskopisch kleinen Federbalken die Ribonukleinsäure (RNA) von Krebszellen analysiert und somit gesunde Zellen von Krebszellen unterscheiden kann.
The project 'Converging Technologies for Microsystems Manufacturing' concentrates and combines complementary techniques by converging technologies and developing hybrid solutions in the full process chain of micro production. It will help shorten the time to market and reduce costs, evolving the vision of modular desktop or micro factories.
A new platform to support and extend the viability of proteins for scientific study has been developed through work done as part of the doctoral studies of a recent University of Alabama in Huntsville doctoral graduate.
Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide.
Most flexible polymers are inherently flimsy. When you look at their micro-structures it's easy to see why: They look like piles of entangled spaghetti strands. This leads to weak performance, says Northeastern University mechanical engineering professor Marilyn Minus, who is taking advantage of another scientific revolution to change this behavior: carbon nanotechnology.
Researchers from the University of Bordeaux in France deployed high-frequency sound waves to test the stiffness and viscosity of the nuclei of individual human cells. The scientists predict that the probe could eventually help answer questions such as how cells adhere to medical implants and why healthy cells turn cancerous.
Salk researchers share a how-to secret for biologists: code for Amazon Cloud that significantly reduces the time necessary to process data-intensive microscopic images. The method promises to speed research into the underlying causes of disease by making single-molecule microscopy of practical use for more laboratories.