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Key International Collaboration to Achieve Atomic-Scale Views of Living Biology

Key International Collaboration to Achieve Atomic-Scale Views of Living Biology

A major international collaboration launched by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is laying the technical groundwork for taking individual, atomic-scale portraits of intact viruses, living bacteria and other microscopic samples using the brightest X-ray light on Earth. [More]
Manipulating and Folding of Inherently Coded DNA Helps Form Origami Nanostructures

Manipulating and Folding of Inherently Coded DNA Helps Form Origami Nanostructures

Scientists have been studying ways to use synthetic DNA as a building block for smaller and faster devices. DNA has the advantage of being inherently "coded". Each DNA strand is formed of one of four "codes" that can link to only one complementary code each, thus binding two DNA strands together. [More]
Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology Enters New $20 Million Contract with the National Science Foundation

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology Enters New $20 Million Contract with the National Science Foundation

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institutional research center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has inked a new contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide nearly $20 million in support over the next five years. [More]
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]
Molecular Machines Can be Manipulated with Minimal Mechanical Energy

Molecular Machines Can be Manipulated with Minimal Mechanical Energy

NIMS MANA researchers found that molecular machines can be easily manipulated using very small mechanical energy, taking advantage of the property that they aggregate on the surface of water. This study was published in the online version of the German Chemical Society’s journal “Angewandte Chemie International Edition” on June 12, 2015. (D. Ishikawa, T. Mori, Y. Yonamine, W. Nakanishi, D. L. Cheung, J. P. Hill, and K. Ariga "Mechanochemical tuning of binaphthyl conformation at the air-water interface" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201503363) [More]
Researchers Solve Architecture of Nuclear Pore Complex's Complicated Inner Ring

Researchers Solve Architecture of Nuclear Pore Complex's Complicated Inner Ring

Not just anything is allowed to enter the nucleus, the heart of eukaryotic cells where, among other things, genetic information is stored. A double membrane, called the nuclear envelope, serves as a wall, protecting the contents of the nucleus. [More]
Allele Biotech Releases New Class of Nano-Antibodies Against Crucial Biological Targets

Allele Biotech Releases New Class of Nano-Antibodies Against Crucial Biological Targets

Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego based life sciences company with a focus on novel technology development, releases the first group of a brand new class of antibodies against crucial biological targets to the research market. [More]
Miniscule Nano-Fibre Polymer Scaffolding Units Help Study Behavior of Individual Plant Cells

Miniscule Nano-Fibre Polymer Scaffolding Units Help Study Behavior of Individual Plant Cells

Miniscule artificial scaffolding units made from nano-fibre polymers and built to house plant cells have enabled scientists to see for the first time how individual plant cells behave and interact with each other in a three-dimensional environment. [More]
Researchers Synthesize Nanocomposites Using Physiological Conditions

Researchers Synthesize Nanocomposites Using Physiological Conditions

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has created a novel nanocomposite for the first time using physiological conditions. [More]
Researchers Create Linkages of Polymer Nanotubes That Resemble Nerve Structure

Researchers Create Linkages of Polymer Nanotubes That Resemble Nerve Structure

Using a succession of biological mechanisms, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have created linkages of polymer nanotubes that resemble the structure of a nerve, with many out-thrust filaments poised to gather or send electrical impulses. [More]