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Summer Interns at CNSE/SUNYIT Share Nanotech-Related Research at Public Poster Presentation

Summer Interns at CNSE/SUNYIT Share Nanotech-Related Research at Public Poster Presentation

Students who took part in the largest-ever Summer Internship Program class at the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) shared their advanced, nanotechnology-related research at a public poster presentation on Friday, August 8. [More]
Individual Cells Captured by Microfluidic Device and Flown into Nano-Scale Chambers

Individual Cells Captured by Microfluidic Device and Flown into Nano-Scale Chambers

UC San Francisco researchers have identified cells’ unique features within the developing human brain, using the latest technologies for analyzing gene activity in individual cells, and have demonstrated that large-scale cell surveys can be done much more efficiently and cheaply than was previously thought possible. [More]
Single Molecule Laser Trap Assay Helps Observe Nanoscale Motions of Myosin Protein

Single Molecule Laser Trap Assay Helps Observe Nanoscale Motions of Myosin Protein

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue. [More]
Bioengineers Create Remote-Controlled Nanomotors

Bioengineers Create Remote-Controlled Nanomotors

In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty about how they function. To help biologists in the quest to know more, a team of Stanford bioengineers has designed a suite of protein motors that can be controlled remotely by light. [More]
NIH Awards $880,000 Grant to Advance Rapid, Graphene-Based Gene Sequencing

NIH Awards $880,000 Grant to Advance Rapid, Graphene-Based Gene Sequencing

Marija Drndiæ, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing. The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Convex Lens-Induced Confinement Tool Enables Loading of DNA Strands into Tunable Nanoscale Imaging Chambers

Convex Lens-Induced Confinement Tool Enables Loading of DNA Strands into Tunable Nanoscale Imaging Chambers

Researchers from McGill University and the Génome Québec Innovation Centre have achieved a technical breakthrough that should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions. [More]
Gold Nanoparticles Self-Assemble Into Small Clusters

Gold Nanoparticles Self-Assemble Into Small Clusters

This was determined using Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) at BESSY II. A thorough examination with an electron microscope (TEM) confirmed their result. "The research on this phenomenon is now proceeding because we are convinced that such nanoclusters lend themselves as catalysts, whether in fuel cells, in photocatalytic water splitting, or for other important reactions in chemical engineering", explains Dr. Armin Hoell of HZB. The results have just appeared in two peer reviewed international academic journals. [More]
Scientists Reveal 3D Structure of Crucial Neuroreceptor

Scientists Reveal 3D Structure of Crucial Neuroreceptor

EPFL scientists reveal for the first time the 3D structure of a crucial neuroreceptor. The achievement has great implications for understanding the basic mechanism of electrical signal transmission between neurons and might help to design novel medicines to treat various neurological diseases. [More]
IBN Develops Gold Nanoprobe Technology for Unlocking Genetic Profiles

IBN Develops Gold Nanoprobe Technology for Unlocking Genetic Profiles

A fast and cost-effective genetic test to determine the correct dosage of blood thinning drugs for the treatment of stroke, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN). Using gold nanoprobes, this new technology offers personalized healthcare based on the genetic profile of the patients. [More]
Genomic Medicine Innovator to Serve as Director for Providence Cancer Services and Bioinformatics

Genomic Medicine Innovator to Serve as Director for Providence Cancer Services and Bioinformatics

Today, Providence Health & Services announced that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist known globally for applying collaborative science and technology to improve the health of patients battling life-threatening disease, will serve as the health care system's new global director for cancer services and bioinformatics. [More]