Nano News & Events

A New Postal Code for Cancer: Freiburg researchers find purely chemical way to target therapeutic nano-containers to cells

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Scientists have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors: Prof. Prasad Shastri, Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and core member of the cluster of excellence...
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Shining a light on tiny polymer shapes: Visiting graduate student studies high-throughput manufacturing of precisely shaped microparticles

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Ryan Oliver, a visiting graduate student in the lab of associate professor of mechanical engineering A. John Hart, is developing a technique called maskless fluidic lithography that creates unique sha...
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Additive Manufacturing Expert Leila Ladani Joins UConn Faculty

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
As an expert in additive manufacturing at the University of Alabama, Leila Ladani fabricated new materials and characterized prototype parts for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-France Cooperation on Science and Technology

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
The United States and France have long collaborated on science and technology, which enhances the well-being of our citizens, promotes commercial innovation and economic growth, and advances the human...
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Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy in mice

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. Mice with a form of this muscle-weakening disease showed improved...
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How to make the wonder material graphene superconducting

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team...
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Leti and Partners in PIEZOMAT Project Target New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Sensing Uses Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire Matrices to Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Human Fingerpr

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution...
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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature: New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing gene...
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New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlik...
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Polymer particles go acoustic

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2014 - 5:20am
Semiconducting nanostructures could make excellent photoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging
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Researching “super dust” and other materials that could reduce the cost of air and space travel

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 10:35pm
Whether researching stronger, lighter materials for use in planes and spaceships or keeping squashed insects from sticking to airplane wings, Mia Siochi's work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Vir...
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Nanobiotix sees Clinical Advance in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Pilot Trial with Lead Product, NBTXR3: Market Development Plan Outlined For Earlier Potential Launch in 2016

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanobiotix (Euronext: NANO), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today its development plan for the CE marking of NBTXR3, the...
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Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetica...
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New Medicine to Treat Diabetes Produced from Grape Extract

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian biological researchers produced a new medicine for the treatment of diabetes by using effective materials in the extract of grape encapsulated in drug nanocarriers.
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Fabrics Resistant to Growth of Microbes Produced in Iran

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, used the advantages of nanotechnology to produce cotton clothes with high antibacterial properties.
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Harris & Harris Group notes D-Wave's article in Time Magazine

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the article by Lev Grossman on Harris & Harris Group's portfolio company, D-Wav...
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Scientists Use Copper-Silicon Carbide Nanocomposite to Modify Resistant-Welding Electrodes

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers in association with Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) and Pohang University of Sciences and Technology, South Korea, used nanotechnology and produced copper-silicon carb...
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Large thermoelectric power from a combination of magnets and superconductors

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Thermoelectric devices can cool materials by passing currents, or convert temperature differences into electric power. However, especially metallic structures have a very poor thermoelectric performan...
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KIT Spinoff Wins ”Prism Award 2014“

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoscribe GmbH, a spinoff of the Karlsruhe Institute of Tech-nology (KIT), has won the renowned Prism Award 2014. It is granted annually by the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE for...
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Graphene ribbons highly conductive at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
An international team including researchers from CNRS, Université de Lorraine, the SOLEIL synchrotron facility[1], Georgia Institute of technology, Oak Ridge National laboratory and Université de Leib...
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