MIT scientist launches special nanoscience symposia at ACS National Meeting
... Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Topic: Stimuli Responsive Coatings: From Mechanomutable Nanotubes to functionalized
Living Cells (CHED 1185, 3 p.m.)
Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, Ph.D., Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins Un...
Sullivan wins NSF Career Award for research on therapeutic drug carriers
...t like switches, and can activate or suppress the transcription process by which DNA is unraveled and read.
Sullivan is creating gold nanoparticles functionalized
with histone tail sequences strongly associated with transcriptional activity. When used for packaging therapeutic DNA, these materials will protect a...
New sensor system improves detection of lead, heavy metals
...ach of nanostructure materials developed at PNNL. This involves use of either Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports SAMMS technology - or functionalized
magnetic nanoparticles that provide excellent detection sensitivity at a parts-per-billion level.
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Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing
... many advantages for biomedical applications. The large surface area allows a large amount of therapeutic to be loaded onto the particles. They can be functionalized
with nearly any type of therapeutic, including small molecules, proteins and antibodies. They can be suspended easily in water, an important property ...
A quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector -- one easily customizable for other targets
It is also potentially considerably cheaper than alternatives.
"We believe," the authors write, "that nanowire bisensor devices functionalized
with engineered proteins can have important applications ranging from disease diagnosis to homeland security."
Additionally, the system can be use...
Nanodiamond drug device could transform cancer treatment
In addition to their large surface area, nanodiamonds have many other advantages that can be utilized in drug delivery. They can be functionalized
with nearly any type of therapeutic. They can be suspended easily in water, which is important for biomedical applications. The nanodiamonds, each bei...
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Researchers mimic bacteria to produce magnetic nanoparticles
... producing nano-scale particles.
In addition to their previous method, the team took the added step of covalently attaching the Mms6 to a strand of functionalized
polymer known to self-assemble and form thermoreversible gels. Because the polymer strands come together in a particular way, the attached proteins h...
Penn engineers create carbon nanopipettes that are smaller than cells and measure electric current
... injection. In addition, the pipettes are transparent to X rays and electrons, making them useful when imaging even at the molecular level. Adding a functionalized
protein to the pipette creates a nanoscale biosensor that can detect the presence of proteins.
Penns Micro-Nano Fluidics Laboratory now mass-produce...
Gold nanorods shed light on new approach to fighting cancer
...y to determine when it could be in clinical use, said Wei, who is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to determine the suitability of the functionalized
gold nanorods for future clinical studies.
...enches on the substrate. The trenches can be sealed at the top to form continuous enclosed nanochannels. Alternatively, the trenches can be chemically functionalized
and used as templates for the deposition of metal nanowires such as those of nickel, copper, or silver. The templated trenches and nanowires have late...
Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers
...e beads are washed with ethanol. Then the beads are coated with a polymer that creates a hydrophilic surface on the beads. This allows the beads to be functionalized
by adding antibodies or DNA molecules to the surface that will capture the target molecules.
These beads are dual-function -- both optical and ma...
Nanotubes used for first time to send signals to nerve cells
...entional tissue culture plastic.
"Native carbon nanotubes support neuron attachment and growth well -- as we expected, better than the two types of functionalized
nanotubes we tested," Pappas said. "Next we want to find a way to functionalize the nanotubes to make neuron attachment and communication better and m...
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Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites
...tionalized, or treated, with the chemical group amidoamine, however, results in a completely different bridging phenomenon.
At the interface of the functionalized
nanotubes and the epoxy, the epoxy starts to craze, which is a highly unusual behavior for this particular type of composite, Koratkar said. The epoxy...
Neptune Technologies and Marine Life Sciences enter worldwide distribution alliance with Weider Global Nutrition
...e APO3(TM) sets a new standard in the premium
nutraceutical market. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) functionalized
on phospholipids combined
with potent antioxidants and minerals work in synergy offering significant
health and athletic performance benefits.
Neptune Krill Oil, NKO(R), enters WALGREENS, the largest U.S. retail pharmacy chain, under the brand name Schiff(R) MegaRed(TM)
...egment for Neptune driven by brand recognition and consumer acceptance.
Neptune Krill Oil's unique composition of proprietary bioactive ingredients
phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids and powerful
anti-oxidants enables the positioning of NKO(R) as a premium product in the
marketplace," stated Thierry...
Penn scientists demonstrate potential of graphene films as next-generation transistors
...ractical to develop devices from FLGs, rather than single-layer materials. To make use of these films, graphene must be placed on a substrate to be functionalized
as a transistor. Placing the film on a substrate causes an electronic interaction between the two materials that transfers carriers to or from, or "d...
By adding graphene, researchers create superior polymer
... thermal stability and the stiffness after adding just a tiny percentage of functionalized
graphene indicated that the graphene changes large regions of the polymer r...o exhibited the same or superior thermal and mechanical properties as using functionalized
single-wall nanotubes in polymer but was much easier and cheaper to create...
The Omega-3 Industry Leader, Croda Health Care, selects Neptune Technologies' Ingredients for New Essentially Brand
...ealthy functioning of the heart, brain and nervous system. Each
Essentially(TM) product is specifically designed to deliver optimum levels
of EPA/ DHA functionalized
marine phospholipids, representing a new level
of excellence in omega-3 standards.
The launch of the Essentially(TM) brand is scheduled at the Suppl...
Assembly technique for tiny wires may eventually help detect cancer and other diseases
...cation," says Mayer. "Our vision is to make large arrays of nano size devices with multiple probes for multiple targets by placing different groups of functionalized
nanowires sequentially on chips."
UCB Announces New Data Showing Investigational Drug Lacosamide Significantly Reduced Seizures in Refractory Epilepsy Patients
...Lacosamide is a new chemical entity being developed
as an oral and intravenous formulation for the treatment of partial-onset
amino acid-has a novel and dual mode of
action. It selectively enhances slow inactivation of sodium channels and
interacts with the neuroplasticity-re...
Sticky mussels inspire biomedical engineer yet again
... his research team, in a study to be published in the Oct. 19 issue of the journal Science, report that a broad variety of materials can be coated and functionalized
through the application of a surface layer of polydopamine.
Potential applications of the simple and inexpensive method include flexible electroni...
Novel Bonding Chemistry Imparts Enhanced Polar Selectivity to TSK-GEL ODS-100V Reversed Phase Columns
... ODS-100V columns contain high purity five micron silica
particles with 100 angstrom pores and 450m 2 /g surface area,
which are functionalized
by an incomplete reaction with a difunctional
octadecylsilane reagent (see Figure 1 ). The low density C18 monolayer
is then en...