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NIMS MANA Researchers Develop Tissue Adhesive Porous Films that Promote Angiogenesis Without Using Growth Factors

NIMS MANA Researchers Develop Tissue Adhesive Porous Films that Promote Angiogenesis Without Using Growth Factors

A group at NIMS MANA has developed tissue adhesive porous films that promote angiogenesis without using growth factors. This new technology may contribute to medical cost reduction while maintaining the quality of medical treatment. This study was published in the online version of the academic journal Biomaterials on June 9, 2015. [More]
Researchers Incorporate Molecules of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Catalysts into Sponge-Like Covalent Organic Framework Crystals

Researchers Incorporate Molecules of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Catalysts into Sponge-Like Covalent Organic Framework Crystals

A molecular system that holds great promise for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide has been modified so that it now also holds great promise as a catalyst for converting captured carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products. [More]
Harvard Researchers Develop New System for Producing Stable, Amorphous Nanoparticles from Wide Material Range

Harvard Researchers Develop New System for Producing Stable, Amorphous Nanoparticles from Wide Material Range

Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn’t particularly soluble. Its rigid, crystalline structures — the molecules are lined up like soldiers at roll call — make it hard to dissolve in the bloodstream. To overcome this, manufacturers use chemical additives to increase the solubility of Ibuprofen and many other drugs, but those additives also increase cost and complexity. [More]
New Solar Fuel Generation System Uses Nanometer-Thick TiO2 Layer for Effective Corrosion Prevention

New Solar Fuel Generation System Uses Nanometer-Thick TiO2 Layer for Effective Corrosion Prevention

Generating and storing renewable energy, such as solar or wind power, is a key barrier to a clean-energy economy. When the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) was established at Caltech and its partnering institutions in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub had one main goal: a cost-effective method of producing fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, mimicking the natural process of photosynthesis in plants and storing energy in the form of chemical fuels for use on demand. [More]
Nanospray Tip Sucks up Single Target Cell for Analysis in a Mass Spectrometer

Nanospray Tip Sucks up Single Target Cell for Analysis in a Mass Spectrometer

Understanding exactly what is taking place inside a single cell is no easy task. For DNA, amplification techniques are available to make the task possible, but for other substances such as proteins and small molecules, scientists generally have to rely on statistics generated from many different cells measured together. Unfortunately, this means they cannot look at what is happening in each individual cell. [More]
Transparent Flexible Membrane for Identifying Numerous Organisms Causing Diarrhoea or Intestinal Problems

Transparent Flexible Membrane for Identifying Numerous Organisms Causing Diarrhoea or Intestinal Problems

A group of scientists from the Institute of Ecology and the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Mexico (UNAM), created a membrane capable of simultaneously detecting numerous organisms in the water or food that cause diarrhea and intestinal problems. This health problem annually kills 760 000 children under the age of five, according to the World Health Organization. [More]
Single Photons Capable of Decision Making in Uncertain, Dynamically Changing Environments

Single Photons Capable of Decision Making in Uncertain, Dynamically Changing Environments

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Institut NEEL, CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes demonstrate experimentally that single photons can be used to make decisions in uncertain, dynamically changing environments. [More]
Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Scientists from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have devised a unique technology for creating microdroplets suitable for portable automatic analytical devices in various fields from internal security to environmental monitoring and space research. The Estonian Patent Office has registered the invention as a utility model. [More]
Physicists Offer New Insights into Self-Organization in Biomolecular Systems

Physicists Offer New Insights into Self-Organization in Biomolecular Systems

One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. Physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now provide new insights into how such movements are coordinated. [More]
High-Precision Control of Colloidal Nanoparticles Could Play Role in Future Digital Technologies

High-Precision Control of Colloidal Nanoparticles Could Play Role in Future Digital Technologies

A team of researchers at the University of Zurich has succeeded in arranging and controlling colloid motion with the great speed and precision. [More]