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Scientists use nanomaterials to localize and control drug delivery

Using nanotechnology, scientists from UCLA and Northwestern University have developed a localized and controlled drug delivery method that is invisible to the immune system, a discovery that could provide newer and more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases. The study, published J...

Minnesotans to Keynote Materials for Medical Devices Conference

...new vessel. Third keynoter Sri Sridhar, Ph.D., chair of the physics department at Northeastern University, will describe advances in biocompatible nanomaterials that have resulted in dramatic improvements in imaging, early diagnosis and targeted delivery of therapeutics. Now in its seventh year, the Materi...

Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Event Brings Clinicians, Engineers, Designers Together

...s. "The MPMD event is all about the progress we've made to design medical devices using metallic and biodegradable plastics, bioactive ceramics, nanomaterials and biocompatible alloys," Gilbert said. Major goals include understanding the interaction of these biomaterials with the clinical environme...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

... former federal agency representative, White House Council on Environmental Quality, said: "While billions of dollars have been devoted to developing nanomaterials and introducing them into commerce, much less effort has been devoted to assessing their toxicity and developing governance systems for them. IEHN's n...

Scientists advance safety of nanotechnology

...ecular biologist at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China. The first nanomaterial was developed by German scientists in 1984. nanomaterials are now used in a variety of products, including sporting goods, cosmetics and electronics. The fact that unusual physical, chemical, and biological...

MIT scientist launches special nanoscience symposia at ACS National Meeting

...rbrother, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Topic: Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Behavior of Engineered nanomaterials in the Environment. (CHED 1151, 9:25 a.m.) David H. Guston,Ph.D., Department of Political Science and Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona...

Nanophase Announces Changes in Principal Officers and Directors

...ll/ -- Nanophase Technologies (Nasdaq: NANX ) , a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, announced today that the Company acce...echnologies Corporation (NANX), www.nanophase.com , is a leader in nanomaterials technologies and provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial ...

University of Texas engineers receive $3.2 million in National Science Foundation CAREER awards

...on the inadvertent adverse effects that engineered nanomaterials may have on microorganisms, with a special focus o...ental understanding of the unintentional role that nanomaterials play in shaping the microbial communities of engin... reuse perhaps demonstrating that the presence of nanomaterials changes the balance among benign, beneficial and p...

Risk-Management Policies Needed Now in Nanotechnology, Insighter Piece Concludes; FDLI Sponsors Nanotechnology Meeting, Publishes Book on FDA-Regulated Products

... -- Companies that manufacture products containing nanomaterials must immediately institute high-quality risk manag...e raising questions regarding the manufacturing of nanomaterials and its effects on workforces, researchers and con... piece, "some scientists wonder whether engineered nanomaterials will become the next asbestos." The attorneys...

Nanotech in your vitamins

... The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a n...
Nanomaterials in Medical Technology

CytRx Announces RNAi Delivery Nanoparticle Technology Exclusively Licensed to Subsidiary, RXi Pharmaceuticals, Described in Peer-Reviewed Journal

...cular Pharmacology Tariq M. Rana, Ph.D., together with other UMMS researchers. An advance abstract of the journal article, "Design and Creation of New nanomaterials for Therapeutic RNAi," is available online at http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/acbcct/asap/abs/ cb7000582.html. (Due to its length, this URL m...

NanoViricides Drugs Found To Be Highly Effective Against Most Recent Strain of the H5N1 Avian Flu Virus

...ies studies. About NanoViricides: http://www.nanoviricides.com NanoViricides, Inc. is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for viral therapy. Nanoviricides is currently developing drugs against Common influenza, Bird Flu H5N1, Rabies, Dengue and other viruses with various ...

Global Rabies Treatment May be Possible with NanoViricides Drugs

...icides, Inc. About NanoViricides: http://www.nanoviricides.com NanoViricides, Inc. is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for viral therapy. This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Forw...

First Demonstration of nanoImmunology: a Nanomaterials-based Therapeutic Approach to Treat Allergy

...ckyballs," are able to block allergic response in human cell culture experiments and mice. These findings are described in a paper entitled "Fullerene nanomaterials Inhibit the Allergic Response" published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of Immunology, setting the stage for the development of new potential ther...

Malvern initiates European user group meetings for chemical imaging

...hat develops, manufactures and markets advanced analytical systems used in characterizing a wide variety of materials, from bulk powders to the latest nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules. Innovative technologies and powerful software produce systems that deliver industrially relevant data enabling customers ...
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Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

WASHINGTONA new review article appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) co-authored by Dr. Todd Kuiken, a research associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environmental cleanup. It provides an overview of current practice...

Canadian researchers set to study impact of nanomaterials on aquatic ecosystems

Edmonton A team of Canadian scientists and engineers, led by the University of Alberta and the National Research Council of Canada, will collaborate on a $3.39 million, three-year study to assess the potential effects of nanoparticles in specific water environments. "Nanotechnology is a very ...

Revealing new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage

An international research team, involving Professor Rajeev Ahuja at Uppsala University and researchers in the USA, set out to understand the mechanism behind the catalytic effects of carbon nanomaterials. Experimental and theoretical efforts were combined in a synergistic approach and the results,...

Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint

New Haven, Conn.Environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials may be offset in part by the process used to manufacture them, according to research published in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology . Hatice Şengl and colleagues at the University of Illinois at ...

Use of nanomaterials in food packaging poses regulatory challenges

Washington, DC Engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs), which contain novel properties that offer potential benefits for use in food packaging, raise new safety evaluation challenges for regulators and industry, according to a report released today by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) ...

Growing use of nanomaterials spurs research to investigate possible downsides

TEMPE, Ariz. Potential risks from the use of nanomaterials will be explored by three Arizona State University engineering faculty in a project supported by a $400,000 grant from the U.S.Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Nanomaterials are becoming more preval...

Research measures movement of nanomaterials in simple model food chain

New research* shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single celled organisms to higher multicelled ones, the amount transferred was relatively low and there was no evidence of the nanomaterials concentrating in the higher level orga...

Keck Foundation funds study of biological interactions with nanomaterials

The University of Oregon has received a $1.6 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore the biological effects of exposure to precisely engineered nanoparticles that are being designed for diagnostic and therapeutic uses. The three-year grant from the Keck Foundations medical resear...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...od chain, Rand said. The researchers have several related experiments in the works. They plan to test fruit flies' response to nanosilver and other nanomaterials with different chemistries, and they will investigate why the adult Drosophila died from varieties of the carbon nanoparticles. ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... The recent explosion in the development of nanomaterials with enhanced performance characteristics for use ...face to identify the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials and to explore design methods that will lead to sa...owledge on the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials that allow them to undergo interactions with biolo...
Nanomaterials in Biological Technology

New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

...important factor in the development, noting that the advancement was an outgrowth of research already underway at the lab. "Some novel research on nanomaterials used to capture carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels actually led us to this discovery," said McGrail. "Scientific breakthroughs can come from som...

Professor Fisher receives ASEE's Beer and Johnston Award

... HOBOKEN, N.J. Dr. Frank Fisher, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Nanomechanics and nanomaterials Lab, and Co-Director of the Graduate Nantoechnology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, was recently awarded one of the two 2009 Ferdinand P. ...

New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

...d lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industria...noscale phenomena from experimental error. Beyond nanomaterials and nanostructures, the technique could also impro... of future high-volume industrial applications for nanomaterials and nanostructures because manufacturers will requ...

Particle Sciences and Microfluidics Collaborate to Share Formulation and Nanotechnology Expertise for Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, Analysis and Commercialization

... and reaction technology for laboratory, pilot scale and manufacturing applications. The equipment enables the formulation and manufacture of numerous nanomaterials and nanoscale products and produces the most uniform and smallest liquid and suspended solid particles available. Microfluidics has been a worldwide s...

SRNL to study applicability of solar cell coatings

...of nanotechnology is to improve production and manufacturing techniques for nanomaterials and nano-enabled products, many of which are "stuck at the lab scale." Pro...nce the state of nanomanufacturing, in part by improving the reliability of nanomaterials production. ...

A billion-year ultra-dense memory chip

...e shuttle enclosed within the hollow of a multiwalled carbon nanotube," said physicist Alex Zettl who led this research. "Through this combination of nanomaterials and interactions, we've created a memory device that features both ultra-high density and ultra-long lifetimes, and that can be written to and read fr...

Big prize for 'small science' physicist

...y. "This work has earned her invitations to write an article for Nature Materials and a chapter on predicting the risks and hazards associated with nanomaterials for a book on nanotechnology due for publication later this year." The award of the IUPAP Prize follows Dr Barnard receiving numerous Australian a...

Solar cells, geological storage research receive DOE funding at the University of Texas at Austin

...f Sciences. One of the university's EFRCs, led by Paul Barbara, will focus on better understanding the molecular processes that underpin innovative nanomaterials that may be used in solar energy and batteries. The center, titled "Understanding Charge Separation and Transfer at Interfaces in Energy Materials and...

Paper electrified by copper particles

...ber of surface atoms is considerably greater than the number of atoms inside the material, which, among other things, makes the melting temperature of nanomaterials very low. With suitable heat treatment (sintering), the particles manufactured by the research group can be made to form electricity-conducting layers...

Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power

...ineering professor Ghassan Jabbour. Jabbour's work focuses on the use of nanomaterials and quantum dots in solar cells and solid state lighting. Technical advance...nothick solid state lighting applications. The materials used are hybrid nanomaterials targeting white-light emission from a single building block. The light sour...
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