Arrays of flexible microcantilevers - micrometre-thin diving boards - can be used as sensors to detect binding interactions between drugs and their targets, a team of international scientists has shown.
If one could deliver magnetic, cancer-fighting drugs directly to tumors - and if one could keep the drugs in place at the tumor sites with magnets - one could avoid some of the side-effects of giving people cancer drugs that end up distributed through their entire body.
The NoE PolyNet (Network of Excellence for the Exploitation of Organic and Large Area Electronics / OLAE) aims to establish Europe in the OLAE area as the world leader in science, technology development and subsequent commercial exploitation of printing and large area technologies for heterointegration of flexible electronics.
Eighteen semifinalist teams competed on the UC Berkeley (UCB) campus October 2 for four first prizes, each including $10,000 cash, $2,000 in supplies, mentoring from experts, and a space in the new Venture Lab housed in the College of Engineering.
Svilen Bobev, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2009 Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award from the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).
The University of Delaware will host 'Environmental Nanoparticles: Science, Ethics and Policy' on Nov. 10-11 at the John M. Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark, Del. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20.
This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingly resistant infections such as MRSA.
Acclaimed scientists and photographers from around the world will share their scientific research, discoveries and observations of natural wonders in an international photography exhibition opening today. The Rochester Institute's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences will host Images from Science 2 featuring 61 photographs from various scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, engineering, medicine, oceanography, physics and nanotechnology.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Ames Laboratory are part of collaborative team that?s used a brand new instrument at the DOE?s Spallation Neutron Source to probe iron-arsenic compounds, the 'hottest' new find in the race to explain and develop superconducting materials.
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara (CNS-UCSB) helped to win the new University of California Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN), a five-year, $24 million center co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency to study the environmental impacts of nanotechnology.
In developmental breakthroughs, Materials Science and Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have created new single-electron device designs and processes that enable their fabrication on a large scale.
Amid the growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State, more than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students got an inside look at the high-tech workplace of the future when they participated in NanoCareer Day held today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany.