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Phosphorene Nanoribbons – new wonder material could revolutionise batteries and electronics

Some of the most famous scientific discoveries happened by accident. From Teflon and the microwave oven to penicillin, scientists trying to solve a problem sometimes find unexpected things. This is exactly how we created phosphorene nanoribbons – a material made from one of the universe’s basic building blocks, but that has the potential to [...]

By |2019-04-28T08:08:15+00:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

How blockchain and AI can help us decipher medicine’s big data

When diagnosed with a disease, it's often overwhelming to sort through mountains of medical data to figure out what therapies are available, pinpoint where they're offered and identify the best experts to help. Complexity specialist Gunjan Bhardwaj recognizes that mining this information may best be done using a system of artificial intelligence and blockchain [...]

By |2019-04-27T12:22:03+00:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

UBC attracts over $40M to host Networks of Centres of Excellence in Nanomedicines

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) has been awarded $18.5 million in new funding from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), a federal program that connects teams of scientists across Canada to collaborate on research with significant health, environmental and societal impacts. This funding is matched by more than $22 million from industry and [...]

By |2019-04-26T16:02:16+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Researchers Produce Gilded Nanodisks for Medical Needs

Young researchers from Siberian Federal University (SibFU) along with their colleagues from FRC KSC SB RAS are designing a technology for producing multilayer gilded nanodisks for targeted drug delivery and treating cancer using dip pen nanolithography (DPN). “Magnetic nanodiscs coated with gold are in high demand in Biology and Medicine. They can be successfully [...]

By |2019-04-19T14:23:00+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Frank Boehm: Publication of our new paper “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” in Frontiers in Neuroscience

Contributors: Nuno R. B. Martins, Amara Angelica, Yuriy Svidinenko, Frank J. Boehm, Ioan Opris, Mikhail A. Lebedev, Melanie Swan, Steven A. Garan, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, Tad Hogg, Robert A. Freitas Jr. et al Excerpt from "Human Brain/Cloud Interface": Introduction “We’ll have nanobots that… connect our neocortex to a synthetic neocortex in the cloud… Our [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:16:04+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Which Nanobasics Should Be Taught in Medical Schools?

Abstract The progressive growth in nanotechnology approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics, especially for cancer, necessitates training physicians in nanoethics. This article explains why it is critical for medical education to include instruction in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology, and nanoethics and suggests basic concepts educators can use to infuse curricula with this content. Introduction As [...]

By |2019-04-10T07:27:53+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. In May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. The germ, [...]

By |2019-04-08T11:01:24+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape when blanketed under graphene

In a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or "islands" sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The advance moves 2D quantum materials a step closer to applications in electronics. Ames Laboratory scientist [...]

By |2019-04-07T15:14:48+00:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

How gene-drive technology could help eradicate malaria

Should we be prepared to change the population composition of a species in order to wipe out a disease that is a terrible burden to mankind? During a well-attended working breakfast organised by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) on 19 March 2019, experts and citizens delved into [...]

By |2019-04-06T08:22:36+00:00April 6th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Visualizing the Healthtech Revolution

Imagine being a patient in the early 19th century, when all ailments were considered “humors” to be ejected from the body. To restore balance, various techniques such as diets, natural herbs, or bloodletting with leeches were used – the only “technology” available at the time. Even when the basic structure of modern medicine came [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:14:21+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments