Diversity of background helps provide diversity of perspective, which is often the basis of innovation and discovery in modern team-based research.
By targeting surfaces people touch frequently throughout the day, this self-cleaning material kills microbes to stop the spread of disease.
The new technique has successfully altered 80% of targeted genes, the highest rate ever achieved in an adult animal.
In its first year, BioTM is already topping the charts, with top ratings for viewing, sharing, and discussion of articles.
Using nanostraws, scientists can now sample cell contents without disrupting a cell's natural processes.
A new tool has been developed to sniff out the flu: a hand-held breath monitor that detects the flu virus.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have had a significant breakthrough in creating a customized therapeutic vaccine for treating colon and melanoma cancer tumors in mice.
This special issue focuses on smart and precision medications, presenting novel work aimed at a wide range of medical applications, from diabetes treatments, cancer therapy, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and more.
Tests by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have recently shown that nanoparticles modified with polyethylene glycol selectively affect specific areas of the immune system, showing potential
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a biological nanowire that could help make nanoelectronics greener.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, will launch a new quarterly, peer-reviewed, online, o
Medical science has long sought a “magic bullet” for cancer that would target only cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone.
Glioma, a deadly form of brain cancer, has been identified as one that might effectively be treated by gene therapy, but delivering the right genes to cancer cells was previously very challenging.&
Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that nanodiamonds can be used to effectively deliver chemotherapy drugs and eliminate chemoreisistant cancer cells.
Aaron C. Anselmo of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), presents his work on nanoparticle drug delivery systems inspired by human blood cells in an AIChE poster session.
Google has announced that one of the special projects it's working on entails creating a wristband that will perform diagnostic tests on the wearer, such as looking for indicators of cancer and heart disease, among other ailments.
Researchers have developed an entirely novel way to generate electricity from light using metal nanoparticles and by exploiting the behavior of plasmons.
DNA computing occurs at the intersection of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and it promises an impressive leap in computing power if successful.
Researchers have developed a nanoparticle to deliver a melanoma-fighting drug directly to the cancer.
Graphene has serious competition, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara, who are using molybdenum disulfide or molybdenite (MoS2) as an ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing.
A new small device that relies on nanotechnology successfully generates electric current from simple vibrations. Its creators look to relieve the load on batteries or eliminate them completely.
Inspired by industrial embossing techniques, researchers have found a technique that produces finer and cleaner nanostructures using widely available industrial equipment.
The same plastic that is used to make many bottles can be transformed into a novel molecule that is highly effective at killing drug-resistant fungi.
Conventional asymmetrical membrane structures cause severe mass transfer limitations, so future membrane designs need to focus on mimicking the functionality and specificity of biological membrane systems.
Metal sulfide nanocrystals have typically been synthesized in hot solvent-solution phase systems that bring with them a host of quality and productivity issues. Current work at the University of Minnesota seeks to avoid these problems by utilizing a non-thermal plasma reactor and deposition system.
Catch up on graphene basics and on some of the exciting things happening in the world of graphene with this short primer.
Paula Hammond is a chemical engineer and professor at MIT who has helped to develop various nanotechnologies that have benefit cancer research and the U.S. armed forces.
New research published this week demonstrates how a nanoparticle cloaked in a red blood cell membrane can act as a sponge to remove toxins from the body.
From simple daily uses such as keeping clothes stain free to boosting the efficiency of ocean-going vessels, a new nanoscale coating developed at the University of Michigan promises a wide range of applications, thanks to its ability to repel mosts liquids.
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 of "Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency."
A novel drug delivery technique has nanoparticles thumbing for a ride aboard red blood cells. This promising work comes from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who presented their findings at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
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.
Nikala Gigliotti, an undergraduate in biomolecular engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, attended the 6th annual International Conference for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN) at the University of California at Berkeley and shares photo highlights.
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 lighter than Styrofoam.
One day the capsule you swallow to treat a disease may not deliver medicine but instead may deliver DNA and other biological machinery—essentially a factory that creates medicine on demand.
This year's meeting, Bionanoscience and Bioengineering for Translational Medicine, will foster greater knowledge exchange and collaboration in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology – two interdisciplinary fields that cut across and integrate various areas in science, engineering, and medicine to create breakthroughs in biomedical research.
Carbon nanotubes are the blackest material known and they absorb a broad spectrum of light. This creates the potential for using nano-coatings to perfectly cloak objects in the dark of night and from radar at any time of day.
Researchers at Stanford have made new important progress in rechargeable batteries with an electrode that can be recharged 40,000 times with little loss of capacity.
Surya Manivannan of West Virginia University presents her poster, Synthesis and Characterization of Chloroperoxidase Conjugates for Antibacterial Coatings, at the 2011 AIChE Student Conference Poster Session. Hear what she has to say in the video panel at right.
After spending a few days listening to presentations on traditional chemical engineering topics such as energy, refining, and chemicals, it was an interesting contrast to see how the same concepts can be used to improve the safety, health, and productivity of the country as well.
Researchers at Rice University have announced a nanotechnology success that could play a significant role in making renewable energy more practical and could contribute to many electrical applications where weight is a factor. The breakthrough: researchers have created carbon nanotubes that are approaching electrical conductivities seen in metal wires, a goal that has been pursued since the 1980s.
Northwestern University researchers have created a nanomaterial that could help the body generate new blood vessels to potentially prevent heart attacks, the top killer of both men and women in the U.S.
Tom Abraham of Innovative Research and Products (IRAP) has produced the Nanotechnology Workshops and Conference at the Chem Show every other year since 2005. This year will be the first time this conference will be produced in conjunction with AIChE. Conference Organizer Lauren Deitch had a chance to sit down and chat with Dr. Abraham at AIChE's offices in New York. You can watch the interview in the video panel to the right.
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 patient. But that may be about to change. A professor of materials science has created an "electronic tattoo" that can monitor various body functions
After years of research, Rice University researcher Pulickel Ajayan and his team have created a battery/supercapacitor hybrid that packs an entire lithium ion energy storage device onto a single nanowire.
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 formed of chains of carbon atoms that fold onto themselves to create a tube that is capable of conducting electricity and mimics the surface of natural tissue.
Chemical engineers at MIT have designed a nanoparticle that could one day be used to target cancerous tumors, reports MIT News. The particle, which could be used to deliver drugs to tumors, takes advantage of the fact that tumors generally exhibit higher acidity that healthy tissue. Like other drug-delivering nanoparticles, the researchers' creation is covered in a polymer that keeps it from degrading in the bloodstream. These particles, however, drop their protective polymer cloak once exposed to the higher acidity of a tumor. Underneath the protective coating is another layer that can penetrate the tumor. The particles are described in detail in the journal ACS Nano.
IBM researchers are developing nanoparticles that kill bacteria by poking holes in them. The hope is that bacteria will be less successful at developing a resistance to these types of drug, leaving doctors with a powerful tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant microbes.
Nickel-induced dermatitis is more common than it sounds. In fact, about fifteen percent of the US population is allergic to the nickel found in many everyday objects, such as jewelry, watches, metal household items, and coins. The allergy itself is due to nickel salts formed by contact-induced perspiration, and, of course, isn’t helped by the wide availability of cheap disposable jewelry.
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 cancer altogether, and now researchers are hoping to have discovered a safe, new method of detection that relies on a newcomer in the fight for early detection: the nanoparticle. More specifically, MIT's Tech Review reported last week that researchers are beginning early-stage clinical trials on infrared-emiting nanoparticles that they hope will prove effective in detecting early-stage melanoma.
It's Chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff's birthday and his friends and colleagues at the University of Nottingham have given him a special gift: the smallest periodic table he's ever seen. And possibly the world's smallest.
Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need.