Nanoparticles and Nanocrystals
Jan 04, 2013 13:57 EST
France has become the first country in Europe to require manufacturers to identify use of nano-particles, the extremely fine grains that are increasingly found in drugs and consumer products.
Oct 28, 2012 14:15 EDT
Scientists in Britain say they have developed a super-sensitive test using nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye.
Sep 11, 2012 19:37 EDT
Scientists on Wednesday reported they had invented an invisible tag using the widely-used "quick response" code to help thwart banknote forgers and criminals who sell bogus drugs or fake vintage wine.
Feb 16, 2012 17:54 EST
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An implantable, wireless microchip delivered osteoporosis medicine to a small group of Danish women, raising hope for a new kind of drug delivery device that might allow patients to skip regular injections, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
Feb 16, 2012 14:10 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch scientists have found a way of turning plant matter into the building blocks of common plastics using a nanotechnology process that offers an alternative to oil-based production.
Jan 25, 2012 15:17 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Studying the potential health hazards of nanotechnology will require an additional $24 million a year to close the knowledge gap about the tiny particles used in a fast-growing array of consumer products, the National Research Council said on Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2011 19:00 EST
In the United States, about 46 million people smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ``About half of those people try to stop in a given year,'' says John Hughes, a psychiatry professor at the University of Vermont who studies smoking. ``But only about 5 percent are able to quit forever.'' (Hughes has been a consultant to Selecta and other companies developing antismoking products.)
Oct 18, 2011 15:30 EDT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive published a definition of nanomaterials on Tuesday, a move that will help regulators identify whether such ultra-fine particles -- whose risks are still largely unknown -- are present in food and consumer goods.
Sep 15, 2010 08:02 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - In a taste of things to come, food scientists say they have cooked up a way of using nanotechnology to make low-fat or fat-free foods just as appetizing and satisfying as their full-fat fellows.
Aug 16, 2010 18:39 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using an experimental scanner and nanoparticles of gold, U.S. researchers said they have found a way to identify the most dangerous types of blocked arteries.
Jun 02, 2010 16:50 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A highly sensitive blood test may be able to predict whether prostate cancer is cured or is likely to come back, giving doctors an early sign of whether treatments are working, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2010 14:08 EDT
Jan 07, 2010 19:10 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products that may be beneficial or harmful, a British science panel said on Friday.
Nov 11, 2009 18:15 EST
A corporate reorganization gave a big boost to a small Bakken play Wednesday, while a pharma stock soared on an asset sale. . Stockhouse Canadian Small and Micro-cap Stock Report for Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Nov 05, 2009 13:35 EST
LONDON (Reuters) - Nanoparticles can damage the DNA of cells from a distance, even without crossing the cellular barriers that protect certain parts of the body, British researchers said on Thursday.
Nov 04, 2009 19:00 EST
Scientists reported Thursday that nano-particles used in medical applications can indirectly damage DNA inside cells by transmitting signals through a protective barrier of human tissue.
Oct 16, 2009 11:35 EDT
Nanosphere plans to offer 4.7 million shares at $7 each. Molecular diagnostics maker Nanosphere Inc. said Friday its offering of 4.7 million common shares was priced at $7 each.
Oct 05, 2009 12:22 EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists are developing ways to use nanoparticles as tiny magnets that can heat up and kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells around them.
Sep 15, 2009 20:00 EDT
They can make fabric resistant to stains, improve the taste of food and help drug research, but nanoparticles could also pose a danger to human health, experts warned Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2009 13:24 EDT
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In determining the safety of improbably small materials known as nanoparticles, special properties associated with some of the very smallest particles may be the key, scientists said on Sunday.