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MIT scientist launches special nanoscience symposia at ACS National Meeting

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2009 Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D., a noted scientist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will deliver the Keynote Address in Nanoscience here today at the American Chemical Society's 237th National Meeting. Her presentation will launch more than 135 sympos...

Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind

At the root of scientific study are observations made with the eyes; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail// us. The smallest object we can see still looms thousands of times larger than a typical nano-sized structure. Even the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly. ...

UCF researcher's nanoparticles could someday lead to end of chemotherapy

...arch published in the prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. His work has been partially funded by a National Institutes of Health grant and a nanoscience Technology Center start-up fund. "Our work is an important beginning, because it demonstrates an avenue for using nanotechnology not only to diagn...

Dr. Robert W. Conn Named President of The Kavli Foundation

...ational Kavli Prizes, which honor scientists in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. "I am delighted and excited to be joining Fred Kavli...zes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Administered by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Lett...

NRL partners with industry to develop compact biosensor for wide-ranging applications

...nsors on the chip, BARC has the potential to detect 64 different target analytes. Through the efforts of Dr. Lloyd Whitman, former head of the Surface nanoscience and Sensor Technology Section at NRL, the NRL-developed technology has been licensed to Seahawk Biosystems Corporation in Rockville, Maryland, for fur...

Sandia's microencapsulation project gives local entrepreneur warm glow

...n work is but one aspect of Schneider's job in the Organic Materials department he also supports a variety of nuclear weapon, alternative energy, and nanoscience programs as a chemical technologist. Over the years he's developed microencapsulation solutions for a number of critical national security-related pro...

With $2M NIH grant, FSU becomes 1 of world's top imaging centers

... and the Institute of Molecular Biophysics. In the emerging fields of nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Kroto and colleagues in Germany and Mexico have shown t...scale structures. Strouse designs biomedical drug therapies combining nanoscience technology and biology's natural machinery to personalize drug therapies to...

From the (very) small to the 'big picture'

...ion about the properties and functions of nanomaterials in correlation with their size, structure and composition. Rapid developments in the field of nanoscience have led to a range of promising applications, including bit-elements in supercomputers, molecular receptors capable of trapping and detecting air or ...

Astute Nanotechnology celebrates first year of success

...mediary which aims to foster entrepreneurship and commercialisation between nano stakeholders; advise all levels of governments on the dramatic impact nanoscience and technology have on current and future products and turn-of-the century industrial processes; build national economic growth; and bring recognition...

'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells

...e can administer repeated small-dosage releases to achieve greater control of the drug's effect." The research was published online March 31 in the nanoscience journal Small . More information The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about nanotechnology products . -- ...
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IBM and ETH Zurich form strategic partnership in nanoscience

The two partners have a long-standing tradition of scientific cooperation, and now make an important step to deepen this collaboration further by forming a strategic partnership in the field of nanotechnology. The collaborative project was revealed at a joint media conference in Zurich by Prof. Ra...

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

...ns is crucial, said Raghuveer Parthasarathy, who is a member of the UO's Material Science Institute, the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Oregon nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). (Parthasarathy discusses his research at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOmp_fNVXQ , and he summarizes t...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

...verse environmental impacts, particularly studies on full-scale ecosystem-wide impacts. To date, little research has been done." In its 2004 report nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties (available at: http://www.nanotec.org.uk/finalReport.htm ), the British Royal Society and Royal...

University of Leicester researchers discover new fluorescent silicon nanoparticles

...orates this new method of synthesis. They are aiming to link nanoparticles to drugs involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Professor of nanoscience in the Department of Physics and Astonomy, Chris Binns said: "Nanotechnology, that is, the use of structures whose dimensions are on the nanometre sca...

Nanocrystals reveal activity within cells

...gned can be used to study biomolecules one at a time," said Bruce Cohen, a staff scientist in the Biological Nanostructures Facility at Berkeley Lab's nanoscience research center, the Molecular Foundry. "These single-molecule probes will allow us to track proteins in a cell or around its surface, and to look for...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

...eview panels and the DFG, the work performed by the Research Center for Functional Nanostructures in Karlsruhe "played a defining role in the field of nanoscience and earned the Center a visible position in an area that is heavily observed and researched internationally". The basis for this is the subject-specif...

6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

...ctures can be made to function and improve the effectiveness of various mechanical systems on a macro scale. That knowledge will enable discoveries in nanoscience and nanoengineering to be more broadly applied in practical pursuits. Jiang's work focuses on carbon nanotubes macroscopic assembly specifically c...

Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

...ls Research Society. The integration of this material into a dye-sensitized solar cell device was also recently described at the fourth annual Greener nanoscience Conference. ...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

...s that can indicate a rise in the level of the virus and the body's response to it. UCL lead investigator Dr Rachel McKendry, Reader in Biomedical nanoscience at the LCN, explains: "The nano-cantilever arrays are each coated with substances that stick to the HIV and other proteins, which are markers associat...

A new way to assemble cells into 3-D microtissues

... of multicellular structures from the 'bottom up,'" says Carolyn Bertozzi, principal investigator in the research, who directs DOE's Molecular Foundry nanoscience research facility at Berkeley Lab and is a member of the Lab's Materials Sciences and Physical Biosciences Divisions. "In other words, we can control ...
Nanoscience in Biological Technology

UTSA/UT lead national nanoscience consortium

The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin are two of five research universities in a nationwide consortium awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation. The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) grant is designed to explore ways of concen...

Unique infrared technique finds applications in nanoscience

The Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) has chosen the Austrian chemist Thomas Lummerstorfer (31) as the recipient of its Best Paper Award 2007. Lummerstorfers paper Monolayers at solid-solid interfaces probed with infrared spectroscopy discusses an infrared technique wh...

Researchers putting a freeze on oscillator vibrations

...toral student Young-Shin Park performed the research under grants from the National Science Foundation and Army Research Laboratory through the Oregon nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). In nanotechnology, understanding phonons -- vibrations that carry energy -- is becoming increasingly impor...

Nanobiotech Center Wins $2.5 Million, 4-Year Grant

...brand for the Piedmont Triad and the state." COIN owes much of its success to the efforts of strong collaborators, including the Joint School for nanoscience and Nanoengineering and academic and industry partners statewide. The Piedmont Triad Partnership, a nonprofit economic development corporation, has ad...

Big prize for 'small science' physicist

...of Melbourne as a Future Generation Fellow. She is currently an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow and leader of CSIRO's Virtual nanoscience Laboratory, which is part of CSIRO Future Manufacturing National Research Flagship's Nanosafety research theme. "Dr Barnard has made a number of im...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another 4 years

...eview panels and the DFG, the work performed by the Research Center for Functional Nanostructures in Karlsruhe "played a defining role in the field of nanoscience and earned the Center a visible position in an area that is heavily observed and researched internationally". The basis for this is the subject-specif...

Scientists moving closer to 'artificial noses'

...ings. The newly developed method now avoids these difficulties. Quirin Unterreithmeier, Dr. Eva Weig and Professor Jrg Kotthaus of the Center for nanoscience (CeNS), the Faculty of Physics of LMU Munich and the cluster of excellence "Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)" have constructed an NEMS in which the...

UH initiative will use 'Harry Potter' to conjure love for science in Houston-area schools

...ful careers and, eventually, fill the growing gap in the American work force. The teachers selected for the program will be brought up to speed on nanoscience topics through an annual short course taught by UH faculty members. Christine Hawthorne, a science teacher at Dickinson Independent School Distri...

Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

...ls Research Society. The integration of this material into a dye-sensitized solar cell device was also recently described at the fourth annual Greener nanoscience Conference. ...

Nanoscience Instruments, Inc. Announces Distribution of NaugaNeedles Metallic Needle AFM Tips

... metallic needle AFM probes are now available from nanoscience Instruments. Featuring a unique combination of hig... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 24, 2009 -- nanoscience Instruments, a premier distributor of nanotechnolo...eir applications per customer's request. About nanoscience Instruments Nanoscience Instruments, Inc. provide...
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