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Rice University lab modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues

January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells.

Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells: Rice University researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into...

Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength: New technique developed at MIT could produce strong, resilient nanofibers for many applications

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough. These fibe...

Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.

NRL improves optical efficiency in nanophotonic devices

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of hexagonal boron nitride...

Touchy nanotubes work better when clean: Rice, Swansea scientists show that decontaminating nanotubes can simplify nanoscale devices

January 10, 2018 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, and scientists at Rice and Swansea universities have found a way...

Novel nanomedicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer in mice: Survival rates in pancreatic cancer linked to inverse correlation between specific oncogene and tumor suppressant, Tel Aviv University researchers say

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
A new Tel Aviv University study pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene -- a gene that promotes the development of cancer -- and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the...

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows: Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Using two types of "designer" quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It'...

Silver nanoparticles take spectroscopy to new dimension: A new way of organizing nanostructures has boosted Raman signals by a hundred thousand times to better identify and characterize different molecules

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
As medicine and pharmacology investigate nanoscale processes, it has become increasingly important to identify and characterize different molecules. Raman spectroscopy, a technique that leverages the...

21st International Conference on Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
The 21st International Conference on Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is scheduled on June 21-23, 2018 at London, UK. Nanoscience Conference will be organized around the theme “Revealing the i...

Novel MOF shell-derived surface modification of Li-rich layered oxide cathode

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Rapid development of portable electronics and electric vehicles requires lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) to have high energy/power density, low cost, good safety and long lifespan. In a commercial LIB, t...

SNUH team develops new nanomaterial for thermal cancer therapy

January 5, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) said Friday it has developed a new nanomaterial that can improve the therapeutic benefits of the thermal cancer therapy.

Viewing atomic structures of dopant atoms in 3-D relating to electrical activity in a semiconductor

January 5, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and their research team involving researchers of JASRI, Osaka University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nara Institute of Science and Tec...

Development of a nanowire device to detect cancer with a urine test

January 5, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers centered at Nagoya University develop a nanowire device able to detect microscopic levels of urinary markers potentially implicated in cancer.

Ocean Optics Grows Sales Organization with Executive Appointments: Henry Langston promoted, Christine Stannard joins spectral sensing product developer

January 5, 2018 - 7:47am
Ocean Optics (oceanoptics.com) has appointed two new executives to its sales and marketing team. Henry Langston has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Marketing, and Christine Stannard has b...

Electronically-smooth '3-D graphene': A bright future for trisodium bismuthide: Electronically-smooth nature of trisodium bismuthide makes it a viable alternative to graphene/h-BN

January 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as 'electronically smooth' as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintain...

Paving the way for a non-electric battery to store solar energy: UMass Amherst scientists say a polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights assists energy storage

January 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Materials chemists have been trying for years to make a new type of battery that can store solar or other light-sourced energy in chemical bonds rather than electrons, one that will release the energy...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV

January 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it filed a regulatory submission to begin a Phase 1/2 study of ARO-HBV, which is being developed as a potentially curative therapy fo...

Study resolves controversy about electron structure of defects in graphene

January 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers in Brazil calculated the overall electron structure of the vacancy region of a crystal lattice through the unprecedented use of a hybrid functional method, which yielded results compatible...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-AAT

January 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it filed a regulatory submission to begin a first-in-human study of ARO-AAT, a second-generation investigational medicine for the tre...