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BioNanomatrix Awarded Phase II NIH Grant to Support Development of Its Single-Molecule Nanoscale Whole Genome Analyzer

- New $2.1 Million SBIR Grant Extends NHGRI Support for Commercial Development of the Company's Revolutionary Whole Genome Imaging and Analysis Platform - PHILADELPHIA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough nanoscale platforms for biomedical research, molec...

Scientists produce nanoscale droplets with cancer-fighting implications

UCLA scientists have succeeded in making unique nanoscale droplets that are much smaller than a human cell and can potentially be used to deliver pharmaceuticals. "What we found that was unexpected was within each oil droplet there was also a water droplet a double emulsion," said Timothy D...

Bubbles may Pave Way for Producing Nanoscale Electronic Components

Blowing bubbles could provide a surprising solution to the problem of separating and aligning tangled nanowires 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, ...

NSET recognizes needs related to engineered nanoscale materials

A document recognizing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research and information needs related to understanding// and management of possible risks of engineered nanoscale materials was released by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science ...

Tiniest Nanoscale Test Tubes Corked; Holds Promise In Cancer Treatment

With our improved understanding and sustained research in the promising field of nanotechnology, scientists have now acquired the skill to cork the world's tiniest test tubes//. These findings have the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment. These tiny nanoscale medical devices can be filled w...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

In what can be called as a breakthrough in the field of nanotechnology, 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 ren...

Live recordings of cell communication

...igh resolution, or live images with low resolution. With the new method we can quantify the changes in vesicle shape live i.e. during fusion, and with nanoscale resolution", explains Dimitrios Stamou. ...

Physics research with atomic force microscope could lead to better health care

...le, Szoszkiewicz and colleagues have created and investigated the nature of nanoscale ripples created on polymers, or the "polymer dunes" at a nanoscale level. Using custom-made polymers, the researchers scratched them with the ...

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

...anolithography (DPN), an ultra high resolution molecule-based printing technique. Both inventions were born, in part, out of Northwestern University's nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, and conceived, managed and directed by Mirkin. There, Mirkin's research, wi...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

...uty of organic semiconductors is how their properties change, based on size and the number of repeating units," said Locklin, who is a member of UGA's nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. Thiophene itself is an insulator, said Locklin, "but by linking many thiophene molecules together in a controlled fash...
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Targeted Nanoparticles Offer Promise in the Battle Against Cancer

...a wide variety of life and materials science applications. Liquidia's proprietary PRINT(TM) platform is unique in its ability to replicate and produce nanoscale features with absolute control over particle size, shape, and composition. The company was founded in 2004 on the discoveries of Professor Joseph DeSi...

Keeping the Data Center Clean: ATEN Launches Industry-First KVM Switches with Antimicrobial Nanocoating to Protect Products from Bacteria Surviving on Surfaces

...g on the product's surface. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a federal R&D program established to coordinate the multi-agency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, defines nanotechnology as the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers, ...

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

...al than previously thought or reported. "Through this joint collaboration with VCU, we demonstrated the ability to modulate the immune response with nanoscale precision," said Dr. Robert Lenk, President of Luna Innovations' nanoWorks Division and co-author of the paper. "Our experiments could be the beginnin...
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Caltech scientists create DNA tubes with programmable sizes for nanoscale manufacturing

PASADENA, Calif.--Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a simple process for mass producing molecular tubes of identical--and precisely programmable--circumferences. The technological feat may allow the use of the molecular tubes in a number of nanotechnolog...

Brown opens institute for molecular and nanoscale innovation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Many of society's most pressing problems the search for clean energy, the availability of safe drinking water, rooting out the biomarkers of diseases depend on the study of matter at the molecular and nanoscale level. Such complex research is no longer confi...

First nanoscale image of soil reveals an 'incredible' variety, rich with patterns

A handful of soil is a lot like a banana, strawberry and apple smoothie: Blended all together, it is hard to tell what's in there, especially if you have never tasted the fruits before. But when you look at soil's organic carbon closely, it has an incredible variety of known compounds. And look...

Lensless camera uses X-rays to view nanoscale materials and biological specimens

ARGONNE, Ill. (Feb. 19, 2007) X-rays have been used for decades to take pictures of broken bones, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators have developed a lensless X-ray technique that can take images of ultra-small structures bur...

Wiggle room: Cornell researcher borrows idea from sperm to provide energy for nanoscale robots

ITHACA, N.Y. In order to deliver medicine inside the human body, nanoscale medical devices need energy to carry out tasks, such as releasing drugs. Alex Travis, Cornell assistant professor of veterinary medicine, suggests creating a system that generates power for nanoscale robots, based upon how...

Drawing nanoscale features the fast and easy way

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new technique for nanolithography that is extremely fast and capable of being used in a range of environments including air (outside a vacuum) and liquids. Researchers have demonstrated the technique, known as thermochemical nanoli...

Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces

University of Pennsylvania researchers have designed a nanoscale system to observe and measure how individual cells react to external forces. By combining microfabricated cantilevers and magnetic nanowire technology to create independent, nanoscale sensors, the study showed that cells respon...

Simplicity is crucial to design optimization at nanoscale

MIT researchers who study the structure of protein-based materials with the aim of learning the key to their lightweight and robust strength have discovered that the particular arrangement of proteins that produces the sturdiest product is not the arrangement with the most built-in redundancy or t...

Fantastic Voyage: A new nanoscale view of the biological world

Echoing the journey through the human body in Fantastic Voyage, doctors might soon be able to track individual donor cells after a transplant, or to find where and how much of a cancer treatment drug there is within a cell. New technology described in a study published today in the open access jour...

Researchers to develop active nanoscale surfaces for biological separations

A team of researchers has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study improved methods for biological separations. Led by Ravi Kane, the Merck Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the group plans to ...

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Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

TEMPE, Ariz. We could soon see the potential of laser technology expand dramatically. Ways to make lasers smaller are being discovered through collaborative efforts of researchers at Arizona State University and Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The work opens up possibili...

New rotors could help develop nanoscale generators

In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, scientists have investigated the rotation of molecules on a fixed surface to understand how they may help in the development of future rotor-based machinery at nanoscale level. The research focused on rotating magnetic fields, ...

Models present new view of nanoscale friction

MADISON To understand friction on a very small scale, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers had to think big. Friction is a force that affects any application where moving parts come into contact; the more surface contact there is, the stronger the force. At the nanoscale mere ...

Engineers tune a nanoscale grating structure to trap and release a variety of light waves

People debating politics are well-advised to shed more light than heat. Engineers working in optical technologies have the same aspiration. Light waves transmit data with much greater speed than do electrical signals, says Qiaoqiang Gan, a Ph.D. candidate at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. ...

Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors

CLEMSON Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in indus...

NIST 'stress tests' probe nanoscale strains in materials

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated their ability to measure relatively low levels of stress or strain in regions of a semiconductor device as small as 10 nanometers across. Their recent results* not only will impact the design of future gener...

Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors

CLEMSON Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in indus...

New nanoscale process created by UCSB scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Smaller. Faster. More efficient. These are the qualities that drive science and industry to create new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have made a major contribution to this field by ...

BioNanomatrix Awarded New NIH Grant for Development of Nanoscale Platform for Single-Molecule DNA Mapping and Haplotype Applications

- Goal Is Development of a Fully Integrated Nanochannel Chip and Reader for Single-Molecule Mapping, Enabling Direct Visualization and Analysis of Long Strands of DNA in Context and at Very High Resolution - PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthr...

Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures

PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable method for the production of functional nanoscale patterns or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape using a single master "plate." Researchers took advantage of the elastic instability of ...
Nanoscale in Biological Dictionary

Melting temperature

...erm referring to the phenomenon of reduction of the melting point of a material with reduction of its size. This phenomenon is very prominent in nanoscale materials which melt at temperatures... melting point n. ( Abbr. mp ) The temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid at standard atmospheric...
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