Using a pair of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instruments for which spherical aberration is corrected, researchers for the first time achieved state-of-the-art resolution of the active gold nanocrystals absorbed onto iron oxide surfaces. In fact, the resolution was sensitive enough to even visualize individual gold atoms.
Urgent action is needed to cut red tape and create a more risk-tolerant environment for high-tech research in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sector, the European Commission has said.
On Thursday, September 4, the University of Illinois' hosted Capital Development Board Chairman Anthony Licata and other state officials on campus dedicated the recently expanded Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL).
Six scientific articles by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, appear among the most cited articles published in Volume 23 of Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have won an $800,000 EUREKA award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop MADMAX, a precise molecular ruler for measuring distances within a protein.
How does one predict and direct something that is by nature unpredictable and, by necessity, often undirected? According to David Guston, who is co-director of ASU?s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a professor of political science, it is by strengthening society?s ability to nurture and guide innovation within socially acceptable frameworks.
A drug delivery system the size of a millionth of a centimeter could hold the key to more effective treatments of cancerous tumors. San Antonio researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center and homegrown biotech firm Azaya Therapeutics Inc. have teamed up to test the new technology in humans and to bring it to the market.
On September 8, FDA is holding a public meeting to gather comments and data to assist the agency in the development of agency guidance that would clarify what information industry needs to provide FDA about nanoproducts, and also when the use of nanoscale materials may change the regulatory status of products..
The devices will be designed to adapt to physical changes in a patient's body and dissolve once they have healed, reducing the follow-up surgeries and potential complications of major orthopedic, craniofacial, and cardiovascular procedures and sparing millions of patients worldwide added pain and medical expenses.
Why is it that the origins of many serious diseases remain a mystery? In considering that question, a scientist at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has come up with a unified molecular view of the indivisible unit of life, the cell, which may provide an answer.