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World's Lightest Material Unveiled

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German researchers unveiled to the public the world's lightest material, which they call Aerographite. The material weights just 0.2 mg per cubic centimeter, making it 75 times...
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Tattoos as Diagnostic Devices

There's not much sexy—let alone unobtrusive—about many of today's medical monitoring devices, given the many wires and electrodes that are often needed to collect data from a...
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December 2012 CEP Preview

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This month CEP looks at biological chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. In this month's preview your also have access to the full text...
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New Nanotechnology Helps Heal Heart Tissue

Researchers at Brown University have used carbon nanotubes to create a patch that can regenerate heart tissue in the lab, according to a report in Technology Review. The patch is...
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Degrees that work: Nanotechnology [Video]

The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-...
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Skin Cream that Repairs DNA

The cosmetics industry has long touted creams that miraculously penetrate the skin to renew and invigorate, but generally speaking, the skin is a rather tough barrier that resists...
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Important Breakthrough in DNA Computing

DNA computing occurs at the intersection of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and it promises an impressive leap in computing power if successful.
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Talk About Rock Stars

George Whitesides We usually think of rock stars in the world of music. However, other fields have their own equivalent. And on Wednesday evening, April 7th, I had the wonderful...
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Slideshow: 6th Annual ICBN

Nikala Gigliotti, an undergraduate in biomolecular engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, attended the 6th annual International Conference for Bioengineering and...
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Breakthrough in Organic Fuel-Cell Catalysts

One of the current problems with fuel cells is the catalyst that helps convert sources of stored energy such as hydrogen and oxygen into electrical energy. Currently made of...
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An Ancient Material Finds New Uses in Nano Age

Silk worms dine on their staple of mulberry leaves For centuries caravans crisscrossed the Middle East and snaked through China in the pursuit of silk and its wondrous qualities...
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Nanoparticle versus Cancer

Whenever cancer is discussed, a familiar phrase is often heard: the earlier it's caught, the better the chances of survival. Early detection is the next best thing to avoiding...
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Buckeyballs Found in Space by NASA Telescope

Buckeyballs are soccer-ball shaped carbon molecules that were first observed in in a laboratory 25 years ago. NASA reports that these elusive carbon molecules were spotted in...
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A MagDot-Nanoconveyor Assay Detects and Isolates Molecular Biomarkers

December
2012
SBE Special Section
Brandon Miller, Jeffrey Chalmers, Jessica Winter, Kalpesh Mahajan, Ratnasingham Sooryakumar, Gang Ruan, Maryam B. Lustberg, M.D., Gregory B. Vieira
The ability to quickly analyze, separate, and manipulate multiple types of biomarkers from small sample volumes is a significant step toward personalized medicine.

Engineered Protein Templates Synthesize Inorganic Nanomaterials

December
2012
SBE Special Section
Sarah Heilshorn, Arunagirinathan Adhimoolam, Alia Schoen, Kelly N. L. Huggins, David T. Schoen
This powerful biomimetic method is a fast, flexible way to produce a wide range of inorganic nanostructures from a single protein scaffold.

SBE Update: The Merging of Bio and Nano

December
2012
SBE Special Section
June Wispelwey
Earlier this year, the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) organized its Sixth International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN), which focused on bio-nanoscience and bioengineering for translational medicine. The conference...

Applications in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

February
2006
SBE Special Section
Robert Langer, Ali Khademosseini
Nanotechnology is an emerging field that could potentially make a major impact on human health. Nanomaterials promise to revolutionize medicine and are increasingly used in drug delivery or tissue engineering applications.

Fulfilling the Promise of Nanomedicine

February
2006
SBE Special Section
Cristina Roman Vas, Rita D'Aquino with Tim Harper
Leveraging nanotechnology in the life science industries has given scientists new tools with which they have the potential to transform the world of medicine.

Cancer's Newest Deadly Foe

February
2006
SBE Special Section
Suzanne A. Shelley
An array of nanoscale developments are poised to revolutionize cancer diagnosis and drug discovery efforts, and create new ways to target the delivery of potent, often toxic drug therapies, while reducing their dose-limiting side effects.

Understand Discrete Nanoscale Transport

June
2008
On The Horizon
Samir Mitragotri, Chinmay Pangarkar, Anh-Tuan Dinh
Unlike mass, energy and momentum transfer, which are described by continuum equations, the movements and interactions of the nanoscale entitites within a cell constitute the transport phenomenon known as discrete nanoscale transport (DNT).

Bioprinting: Directed Tissue Self-Assembly

December
2007
SBE Special Section
Roger Markwald, Vladimir Kasyanov, Vladimir Mironov
Imagine eliminating patient waiting lists for organ transplants. Bioprinting holds the promise of making this happen, but, must research must be done first.

Supplemental Nanobiotechnology Tables

February
2006
SBE Special Section
These tables offer a snapshot of the many companies, research organizations and universities working in nanotechnology, nanoscience, nanobiotechnology and other variations of the term that has been coined to describe a revolutionary approach to...
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