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February 2011
23 February 2011MIT Engineers Design New Nanoparticle That Could Lead to Vaccines for HIV, Malaria, Other Diseases

MIT engineers have designed a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria 

22 February 2011Nanotechnology could pave the way for hydrogen fuels

EADS Innovation Works, the Group’s corporate research arm, is working with university researchers to find a new solid state storage system for hydrogen. This technology would make it possible to use hydrogen as a clean alternative to traditional hydrocarbon-based fuels in aeroplane and car engines

11 February 2011Nanonets Give Rust a Boost as Agent in Water Splitting's Hydrogen Harvest

Coating a lattice of tiny wires called Nanonets with iron oxide (rust) creates an economical and efficient platform for the process of water splitting -- an emerging clean fuel method that harvests hydrogen from water

08 February 2011New Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for Environmental, Health and Safety Studies

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications -- small as a virus, biologically and environmentally stabile, and water-soluble -- also cause concern about their long-term impacts on environmental health and safety (EHS)

07 February 2011New nanomaterials unlock new electronic and energy technologies

A new way of splitting layered materials to give atom thin "nanosheets" has been discovered. This has led to a range of novel two-dimensional nanomaterials with chemical and electronic properties that have the potential to enable new electronic and energy storage technologies

02 February 2011Fresh technology for new cell creation

Severe injuries from fire result in over 320,000 deaths each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Experts believe that most of these deaths could be avoided with surgery. But surgical intervention becomes complicated when there isn't enough skin left to graft on the most damaged part of the burn victim's body

01 February 2011Novel Cancer-Targeting Investigational Nanoparticle Receives FDA IND Approval for First-In-Human Trial

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Nanotechnology Center, along with collaborators at Cornell University and Hybrid Silica Technologies, have received approval for their first Investigational New Drug Application (IND) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an ultrasmall silica inorganic nanoparticle platform for targeted molecular imaging of cancer, which may be useful for cancer treatment in the future

January 2011
31 January 2011How Safe Is Nano?

The rapid development of nanotechnology has increased fears about the health risks of nano-objects. Are these fears justified? Do we need a new discipline, nanotoxicology, to evaluate the risks? Harald F. Krug and Peter Wick of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology discuss these questions in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

28 January 2011Touchscreens Made of Carbon

Touchscreens are in – although the technology still has its price. The little screens contain rare and expensive elements. This is the reason why researchers at Fraunhofer are coming up with an alternative display made of low-priced renewable raw materials available all over the world

21 January 2011A greener path for the production of a vital chemical

Nanoparticles of gold and palladium (Au-Pd) could lead to a more efficient and environmentally friendly way of producing benzyl benzoate, a chemical compound used widely in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries whose applications include a fixative for fragrances, a food additive and a solvent for chemical reactions