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Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia

... alloys, rubber, and paints, etc. In recent years, nanoscale metal powders, because of their unique properties,...to evaluate the acute toxicity of oral exposure to nanoscale zinc powder in mice. The healthy adult male and female mice were gastrointestinally administered w...

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

... an electrochemical imaging mode at the micro- and nanoscale is an exciting opportunity for complementing optical imaging techniques. There are many clinical research problems that these biosensors can help with.” During the same ACS session, the Georgia Tech team will also present findings of a related proj...

Battery power from viruses in the pipeline

... the virus to use in assembling our batteries. The nanoscale materials we've made supply two to three times the electrical energy for their mass or volume, compared to previous materials." The advantage of this technology is that in the future car batteries could be these rather than gasoline. Science journ...

Nanotechnology at its best: Nanomotors And Mechanical Nanoswitches

...ly lines for biological and synthetic cargo at the nanoscale level, and exploration of how mechanical forces can switch the functional states of proteins was done by this scientist. The CV of this great scientist reads as follows: professor in the Department of Materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Tech...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

...y, researchers have been successful in engineering nanoscale biomaterials, using heparin//, an anticoagulant. These blood compatible could revolutionize medical treatments, including dialysis, a routine form of treatment for renal failure patients. Furthermore, these medical devices could have numerous diagn...

Tiniest Nanoscale Test Tubes Corked; Holds Promise In Cancer Treatment

...tial to revolutionize cancer treatment. These tiny nanoscale medical devices can be filled with anti-cancer drugs and injected into cancer patients, as a treatment modality. The diameter of the tiniest tubes, scientists have made, are about 80 nanometres or 80-billionth of a metre. Even though they are tiny,...

Nanotechnology Could Revolutionize Cardiac Treatment

... synthesizing biologically useful molecules at the nanoscale – anywhere from 10 to 100 nanometers long. The res... ‘The significant finding of our study is that the nanoscale organization matters tremendously for blockage of oxidized LDL, which opens new avenues for more spe...

New Technique For Science Experiments

...rfaces for studying surface phenomena ranging from nanoscale interactions of biomolecules--critical for improving the performance of tissue-engineered medical products or for identifying the fundamental mechanisms key to cell/surface adhesion--to the performance of new products like paints or adhesives. The sp...

Teeth Reformation could be Possible with Ultrasound Technology

...ientation. After hearing about Chen's expertise in nanoscale circuit design and nano-biotechnology, El-Bialy explained his own research and asked if Chen might be able to help produce a tiny ultrasound device to fit in a patient's mouth. The two collaborated and eventually along with Tsui received a grant from...

Cell Behavior Better Understood with Nano Probe

...r in their natural habitat — the human body. The nanoscale probe, the Scanning Mass Spectrometry (SMS) probe,... strong capillary forces to confine fluid within a nanoscale domain of the probe inlet (enabling natural separation of liquid and gaseous environments) and then ...

Nanotechnology – to detect and treat ovarian cance

...g through the walls of blood vessels. As a result, nanoscale devices can readily interact with individual molecules on both the cell surface and within the cell, in ways that do not alter the behavior of those molecules. One area of research involves developing a screening test that would not require remova...

NSET recognizes needs related to engineered nanoscale materials

...g// and management of possible risks of engineered nanoscale materials was released by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology. The report is accessible at www.nano.gov. The document will be useful for Fed...

Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind

... the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly. That's why nanoscale experiments offer such great opportunities to teach blind and visually impaired students about scien...

Bubbles may Pave Way for Producing Nanoscale Electronic Components

...es and nanotubes, and pave a new way of producing nanoscale electronic components, such as transistors, a new study by American researchers has revealed. As part of their research, Guihua Yu and Charles Lieber of Harvard University, and Anyuan Cao of the University of Hawaii, US, used nitrogen gas to blow b...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...The graft material is composed entirely of aligned nanoscale polymer fibers. These polymer fibers act as physical guides for regenerating nerve fibers. They have also developed a way to make these aligned nanofibers bioactive by attaching various biochemicals directly onto the surfaces of the nanofibers. Thu...

Nano Propellers may Be Tomorrows Drug Deliverers

...e created a theoretical blueprint for assembling a nanoscale propeller with molecule-sized blades . Scientists say the propeller opens the possibility of targeting medicines and regularising their flow into and out of cells. Petr Krl, Assistant Professor of chemistry at UIC, and his laboratory co-workers...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

... Agency released its current thinking on whether a nanoscale material is a new or existing chemical substance u... will maintain its practice of determining whether nanoscale substances qualify as new chemicals under TSCA on a case-by-case basis. According to former EPA of...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...e University of Southern California have applied a nanoscale imaging method to a biological system, helping to clear up an old puzzle of the global carbon and nitrogen cycle . Their study appears as an advanced online publication of The ISME Journal. A state of the art NanoSIMS instrument (short for nanomet...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

... evidence does not suggest that all materials with nanoscale dimensions will be hazardous, the Task Force corre...long-term health effects from exposure to specific nanoscale materials. The report also recognizes the need to gather more information from industry, especiall...

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