A cell-killing strategy to slow aging passed its first test this year

A red-hot anti-aging strategy quietly passed its first test earlier this year after 14 volunteers took drugs meant to kill off old, toxic cells in their bodies. The small study in people with lung disease, reported in January, is being billed as the first attempt at “senolytics,” or employing drugs to clear people’s [...]

By |2019-02-14T14:14:01+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Laboratory’s nanopore research hits a nerve

Since the discovery of biological ion channels and their role in physiology, scientists have attempted to create man-made structures that mimic their biological counterparts. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators at the University of California, Irvine shows that synthetic solid-state nanopores can have finely tuned transport behaviors much like [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:36:33+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Warm-cold-textile developed – fibers with nano-coating

Sometimes it is too cold for us and then too warm again - annoying dressing-undressing of sweaters and co. Is therefore required. However, that may change: researchers have developed a sophisticated textile that can independently adapt its thermal properties to how hot, sweaty or cold the wearer is: the innovative fabric warms or cools [...]

By |2019-02-09T13:05:32+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: What is Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE)

What is Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE)? Looking ahead over the next 10-30 years, with the rapid emergence of, and synergies between, the disciplines of nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI, we can envisage a future world where any individual on the planet has access to the same advanced and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic [...]

By |2019-02-08T12:06:07+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

Hunting spiders easily climb vertical surfaces or move upside down on the ceiling. A thousand tiny hairs at the ends of their legs make sure they do not fall off. Like the spider’s exoskeleton, these bristle-like hairs (so-called setae) mainly consist of proteins and chitin, which is a polysaccharide. To find out more [...]

By |2019-02-04T10:25:24+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis

Nanoparticles can be found in processed food (e.g. food additives), consumer products (e.g. sunscreen) and even in medicine. While these tiny particles could have large untapped potential and novel new applications, they may have unintended and harmful side effects, according to a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). [...]

By |2019-02-02T04:22:54+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Meet the quantum fridge – at three atoms in size, it’s much smaller than a minibar

Researchers in Singapore have built a refrigerator that’s just three atoms big. This quantum fridge won’t keep your drinks cold, but it’s cool proof of physics operating at the smallest scales. The work is described in a paper published in Nature Communications ("Quantum absorption refrigerator with trapped ions"). Researchers have built tiny ‘heat engines’ [...]

By |2019-02-02T03:46:01+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Video – Johannes Lierfeld ‘The control problem of Artificial Intelligence as an ethical challenge’

Note: This videoblog is in German.  It was produced by the Institute of Art & Art Theory of the University of Cologne. Humanity faces epochal challenges in the age of digitization. In particular, the complex field of artificial intelligence is of prominent importance here, because optimists expect AI to solve all problems, while [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:55:19+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Frank Boehm (NA CEO) signs with IOP for Book on Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface

NanoApps Medical Inc. CEO Frank Boehm has signed with IOP Publishing to produce Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications - a book that will explore the notion of a nanomedically enabled Brain/Cloud Interface (B/CI). From the NanoApps Medical Inc. website: Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications “…embarks on an in-depth exploration of the (hypothetical) [...]

By |2019-01-29T04:09:07+00:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ultra-Sensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array

Scientists from the University of Bath (UK) and Northwestern University (USA) have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of gold disk-shaped nanoparticles on a glass slide. The team at [...]

By |2019-01-25T09:34:06+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments