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The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alú its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015: Alú is a pioneer in the field of metamaterials who has developed "cloaking" technology to make objects invisible to sensors
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Andrea Alù, an engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin as the recipient of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award.
Long Island Capital Alliance Announces Participants for Brookhaven National Laboratory Technology Transfer Capital Forum on May 8: Keynote Speaker Dr. Doon Gibbs, Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies and investor panelists for...
Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment: Berkeley Lab researchers perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmos...
Iranian researchers used nanotechnology and produced a type of nanocatalyst which modifies the performance of fuel cells.
A work in Advanced Functional Materials shows how spray-drying prepared MOF nanoparticles containing lanthanide metals may be used as nanothermometers operative over a wide range of temperatures, in p...
Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities: Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.
CIC nanoGUNE, founder of Graphenea together with a group of private investors, will no longer be a partner of the company from its fifth anniversary, as stipulated in the foundational agreement with N...
Cobalt film a clean-fuel find: Rice University discovery is efficient, robust at drawing hydrogen and oxygen from water
A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University.
MIT sensor detects spoiled meat: Tiny device could be incorporated into 'smart packaging' to improve food safety
MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe...
Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser lig...
Combining powder diffraction data with electron crystallography can give us a clearer view of modulated structures [Batuk et al. (2015). Acta Cryst. B71, 127-143; doi: 10.1107/S2052520615005466]
Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type...
Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves: In the future, clean alternatives such as harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves may help ease the world's energy shortage
For our modern, technologically-advanced society, in which technology has become the solution to a myriad of challenges, energy is critical not only for growth but also, more importantly, survival. Th...
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon--the integer quantum Hall effect--in a new type of film, calle...
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system in the Institute of Chem...
Deben reports on the research of Dr Sunita Ho from UCSF using a CCT500 tensile stage to study the behaviour of dental materials
Deben, leading providers of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the research of Associate Professor Sunita Ho and her team at...
The Casiraghi Group, located at the University of Manchester's NanoScience and Spectroscopy Laboratory, use Raman in the study of graphene
Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of graphene by the Casiraghi Group located at the University of Manchester's...
A new detailed study from researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School on the carbon nanostructure’s biocompatibility.
First three-terminal memristive device could be used as a memory element in integrated circuits and next-generation computers.
VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies produced by methods of molecular biology as morphine sensing molecules when creating this printing technology-based morphine test. Using printing technology to manufacture rapid tests enables high production volumes and low production costs. A paper-based test enables a rapid analysis of whether a compound in this case, morphine is present in a given sample. Possible future applications of the developed test include drug testing at workplaces and in connection with traffic control. This method, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, provides several advantages, such as high production volumes, low material costs and disposability as well as design freedom based on bendability and foldability of paper. "In 2010, we proved that the VTT method works in a hemoglobin assay. Through our continued development efforts, we wanted to confirm that the method also works in mass-production of more demanding tests. Morphine as a small-sized molecule places major requirements on the analytical performance of the test. In the future, the new method will also present an opportunity to simultaneously analyse other drugs of abuse and residues of pharmaceuticals and their metabolites from one and the same sample", says Tomi Erho, Principal Scientist at VTT. Morphine and hemoglobin tests have shown that paper is an excellent platform for various antibody-based tests. In rapid testing, paper can replace nitrocellulose, which is typically used as a reaction and flow substrate, to provide a very low-cost, lightweight and biodegradable material alternative. In the future, paper could also become a competitive alternative for commonly used plastic-based assay platforms. Printing technology will be a low-cost method for the manufacture of rapid tests designed for the use of consumers, businesses and authorities for instance in the areas of health, welfare and the environment. Rapid diagnostics and the expansion of testing outside clinical and analytical laboratories to patients and other end-users is a rising trend. Printing of tests on paper will provide entirely new opportunities for innovations based on the mass production of home test kits. The research was performed at VTT as part of research projects mainly funded by Tekes the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The VTT study "A paper-based lateral flow assay for morphine (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00216-014-8001-7) " was published in the Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry journal: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00216-014-8001-7 (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00216-014-8001-7) Source: VTT (http://www.vttresearch.com/media/news/vtt-printed-a-morphine-test-on-paper)
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