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May, 2011

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In This Issue

• FEATURED DOWNLOAD: Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

• Become a NanoScienceWorks.org Member
• FEATURED INSTITUTION: Team at MIT Uses Virus Assembly for CNTs to Boost Solar Efficiencies
• FEATURED VIDEO: Introduction to Nanoscience, A Landmark Textbook
• Stanford Eyes Nanosensor Arrays To Speed Drug Development
• Stanford Eyes Nanosensor Arrays To Speed Drug Development
• FEATURED RESEARCHER: Dr. Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist of UK's Food Standards Agency Issues Research on Nano and Food
• Scientist Asks: How Small Can Nanomanufacturing Go
• Nanoforum Comes to Rome, Italy; Sept. 14, 2011
• Nanoplasmonics May Speed Multiplexed Communications

May 2011

FEATURED DOWNLOAD: Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


FEATURED DOWNLOAD: Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine features contributions from experts across drug delivery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. This new book uses an application-based approach to relate laboratory-based research to the technology development.

Featured nanotechnology topics include: Patterning of biomimetic substrates with AFM lithography, treating tendon and ligament injuries; Electrospinning for nanofiber scaffolds for neural applications; Nanotopography for tissue-engineering; Nanotubes for titanium implants; Nanotechniques for regeneration of tissues and even nervous system; and more.

NanoScienceWorks.org members are invited to download a free sample chapter from this volume.

Become a NanoScienceWorks.org Member
NanoScienceWorks.org is one of the web's leading information exchange portals for connecting with the latest science news, leading experts and award-winning institutions in nanoscience research community.

Membership in NanoScienceWorks.org is free, and includes access to an unparalleled collection of nanoscience research, information and thought-leaders. NanoScienceWorks.org members receive valuable offers and access to exclusive book excerpts, videos, download and discounts across a wide range of more than 20 disciplines in nanoscience research, manufacturing and commercialization. Connect with the world's top nano researchers and institutions for biology, chemistry, CNTs, electronics, fluidics, medicine, MEMS & NEMS, quantum dots, tribology and more.
FEATURED INSTITUTION: Team at MIT Uses Virus Assembly for CNTs to Boost Solar Efficiencies
FEATURED INSTITUTION: Team at MIT Uses Virus Assembly for CNTs to Boost Solar Efficiencies MIT researchers report big improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by using viruses to optimize carbon nanotubes to nanoscale assembly.

In tests, the team added virus-built structures and were able to enhance the cell's power conversion efficiency to 10.6 percent, an improvement of 32 percent. The dramatic boost occurred even though the viruses and the CNTs comprise only 0.1 percent by weight of the finished cell.

FEATURED VIDEO: Introduction to Nanoscience, A Landmark Textbook
FEATURED VIDEO: Introduction to Nanoscience, A Landmark Textbook Watch this Flash video for an engaging overview of Introduction to Nanoscience, a landmark textbook now part of the curriculum at more than 40 institutions.

This leading textbook introduces students to chemistry, physics, and biology and even societal aspects of nanoscale science, as well as an overview of characterization and fabrication methods.
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Stanford Eyes Nanosensor Arrays To Speed Drug Development
Stanford Eyes Nanosensor Arrays To Speed Drug Development Stanford University researchers say a microchip built from current micro-electronics technologies and crammed with bio-nanosensors could dramatically speed up how long it takes to bring a drug from the lab to the pharmacy.

The microchip is jammed with thousands of nanosensors, all of which can detect and analyze how specific proteins bind to one another. These are critical processes for evaluating efficacy of medications in development. The Stanford team's work takes lab-on-a chip to a whole new level.
FEATURED RESEARCHER: Dr. Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist of UK's Food Standards Agency Issues Research on Nano and Food
FEATURED RESEARCHER: Dr. Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist of UK's Food Standards Agency Issues Research on Nano and Food The UK's Food Standards Agency finds consumers are confused, skeptical and even suspicious about the use of nanotechnology in what they eat and drink.

FSA's Chief Scientist Dr. Andrew Wadge released its research, along with major recommendations to scientists and manufacturers to better reach out to consumers. "Consumer lack of knowledge generates skepticism - this goes all the way back to pasteurization," said Dr. Wadge. "They need to perceive the benefits, similar to microwaves, where the advantages outweighed the potential risks."
Scientist Asks: How Small Can Nanomanufacturing Go
Prof. Mike Kelly of the University of Cambridge's Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics, suggests it's impossible to reliable mass produce 3nm structures using external tools or to use molecules to construct whole materials.
Nanoforum Comes to Rome, Italy; Sept. 14, 2011
Nanoforum 2011 is a two-day conference and an expo for Italian and foreign companies and research centers. The agenda focuses on industrial sectors such as energy, materials, nanomedicine, MEMS & NEMS, environment, intellectual property and more.
Nanoplasmonics May Speed Multiplexed Communications
Researchers from State University of New York (at Buffalo) and Lehigh University are using nanoplasmonic structures to slow down broadband light waves. Qiaoqiang Gan PhD, an assistant professor at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said the goal is to enhance data processing and throughput for multiplexed, multi-wavelength communications.