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Voltage Nanosensor Project Receives $1.35 Million HFSP Research Grant

Voltage Nanosensor Project Receives $1.35 Million HFSP Research Grant

An international team led by biophysicist Shimon Weiss, who holds UCLA’s Dean M. Willard Chair in Chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) research grant of $1.35 million over three years. The HFSP international program supports frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. [More]
Promega Introduces New Nano-Glo Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay

Promega Introduces New Nano-Glo Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay

Promega Corporation announces the launch of the new Nano-Glo® Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (NanoDLR™) Assay, a two-reporter system that incorporates NanoLuc® luciferase technology, providing increased data quality and greater sensitivity for biologically complex applications. [More]
Patterned, Functionalized Nanofiber Scaffolds Combined Within Protective 3D Hydrogels for Neural Tissue Reconstruction

Patterned, Functionalized Nanofiber Scaffolds Combined Within Protective 3D Hydrogels for Neural Tissue Reconstruction

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue. [More]
Systematic Study Analyzes Safety of Upconversion Nanoparticles to Treat Skin Cancer

Systematic Study Analyzes Safety of Upconversion Nanoparticles to Treat Skin Cancer

A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the most important steps on the path to new, safe and effective methods to diagnose and treat cancer. [More]
Kyoto University iCeMS Director Receives Marco Polo Prize

Kyoto University iCeMS Director Receives Marco Polo Prize

Susumu Kitagawa, director of Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), received the Marco Polo della Scienza Italiana (Marco Polo Prize for Italian Science) and delivered an award lecture at the symposium "Italy meets Asia 2015: Scientific Venue in Kyoto 2015" held in Kyoto. [More]
BioDirection’s Bio-Nanowire Technology-Based Platform Selected as Finalist in Startup Showdown Competition

BioDirection’s Bio-Nanowire Technology-Based Platform Selected as Finalist in Startup Showdown Competition

BioDirection, Inc. announced today that its new Tbit™ platform, a rapid, point-of-care device for the objective identification of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion), has been selected by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Journal (MDDI) as a finalist in its first ever Startup Showdown Competition. [More]
New Method for Embedding Scaffolding of Patterned Nanofibers within 3D Hydrogel Structures

New Method for Embedding Scaffolding of Patterned Nanofibers within 3D Hydrogel Structures

Damage to neural tissue is typically permanent and causes lasting disability in patients, but a new approach has recently been discovered that holds incredible potential to reconstruct neural tissue at high resolution in three dimensions. [More]
Special Focus Issue on Combined Force of Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine

Special Focus Issue on Combined Force of Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine

Nanomedicine has published a special focus issue on the combined force of nanomedicine and regenerative medicine; two fields that continue to develop at a dramatic pace. [More]
Graphene Can Detect the Four Nucleobases That Make up DNA

Graphene Can Detect the Four Nucleobases That Make up DNA

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical research and testing. [More]
Tiny 'Nanoneedles' Prompt Parts of the Body to Generate New Blood Vessels

Tiny 'Nanoneedles' Prompt Parts of the Body to Generate New Blood Vessels

Scientists have developed tiny 'nanoneedles' that have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels, in a trial in mice. [More]