Researchers have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through DNA nanotechnology. This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures.
In a world-first, researchers from the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.
The Hampton University School of Science received a $2.9 million grant to establish a nanoscience concentration. The multidisciplinary concentration will engage students in nanoscience education and research with international partners.
As semiconductor device dimensions shrink, so must the metal interconnects between the devices. It is within this new regime of metal wires only a few hundreds of atoms across that the effects of dissimilar metal junctions may prove to be much more important than they previously were.
New research at King's College London may lead to improved solar cells and LED-displays. Researchers from the Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group at King's, led by Professor Anatoly Zayats in the Department of Physics have demonstrated in detail how to separate colours and create 'rainbows' using nanoscale structures on a metal surface.
Nano-sized liposomes would remarkably improve the precision and effectiveness of drug and gene delivery. A few such technologies already exist in the market and in clinical use, but cell-specific delivery is still a property to be explored in nanomedicine.
CEA-Leti, coordinator of a new European project targeting a breakthrough innovation in the field of fault-tolerant chip design, said today that the six members of the consortium will focus on developing innovative solutions allowing reliable circuits to be designed from low-power unreliable components.
Plastic electronics, in which an organic material replaces silicon, hold promise for low-cost, flexible electronics. But understanding and controlling these materials' microstructures is an ongoing challenge.
Researchers at the University of Akron developed what they call a one-size-fits-all polymer system that can be fabricated and then specialized to perform healing functions ranging from fighting infection to wound healing.
Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water.