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  1. Computer Simulation of Nanoparticles, Viruses, and Electrical Power-Generating Bacteria

    20 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s)::

    Models of cells and nanometer-scale biosystems are presented that clarify their physico-chemical characteristics and allow for computer- aided design of therapeutic and nanotechnical devices. Multiscale techniques are used to obtain rigorous, coarse-grained equations for the migration and...

  2. Antiestrogenic Conjugates as New Breast Cancer Chemoprevention Agents

    08 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Ross Weatherman

    Tamoxifen is the first drug specifically approved for the prevention of cancer and arguably the most successful anticancer drug of all time. Although millions of breast cancer patients have benefited from tamoxifen therapy, there are side effects that hinder the broad use of tamoxifen as a...

  3. Nanonewton Podcasts at MIT

    06 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jeremy Brittan

    Listen to podcast discussions with scientists and MIT students in the field of Nanomechanics in conjunction with the Spring 2007 MIT undergraduate engineering course: 3.052 Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials. Your host: Professor Christine Ortizmore info at:...

  4. Purdue OSC Cancer Prevention Seminar Series

    01 Mar 2007 |

    The goal of the OSC Cancer Prevention Seminar Series is to provide an environment that facilitates increased collaboration of these scholarly efforts to promote further interdisciplinary interactions and research that lead to development of innovative methods for smoking cessation and program...

  5. Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and XPS Application for Biologically Related Objects

    14 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitry Zemlyanov

    X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The technique becomes widely used for studies of the properties of atoms, molecules, solids, and surfaces. The main...

  6. Dendrimer-Templated Catalyst for Controlled Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD

    20 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Placidus Amama

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an important class of materials with several technological applications because they possess unparalleled properties in terms of ballistic electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, tensile strength, and sensitivity to chemical and biological agents. To exploit...

  7. Advanced Nanotechnology Thin Film Approaches for the Food and Medical Industry: an overview of current status

    10 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Vasco Teixeira

    In the field of nanotechnology-based thin films and coatings, new approaches using nanoscale effects can be used to design, create or model nanocoating systems with significantly optimized or enhanced properties of high interest to the food, health and biomedical industry. With the development...

  8. Hydrophobicity Lab

    24 Jul 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Darve, Artit Wangperawong, Kazutora Hayashida

    Study hydrophobicity and how Lennard Jones particles cluster in a polar solvent

  9. Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials: Engineering the Interface through Synthesis

    29 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s)::

    Monolayer-protected nanoparticles provide versatile tools for nanotechnology. In our research, we use these nanoparticles as building blocks for the creation of functional magnetic and electronic nanocomposite materials. Simultaneously, we are using these particles as scaffolds for biomolecular...

  10. Nanobiotechnology and Biosensors

    11 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Chenzhong Li

    This presentation is meant to provide an overview of the field of Nanobiotechnology and Bioelectronics with a focus on the development of electrical biosensors. It covers the principles, technologies, methods and applications of nanotechnology in the development of Biosensors. After taking the...

  11. On Modeling Metabolic Systems

    04 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Doraiswami Ramkrishna

    Modeling metabolism has been generally based on the numerouscellular reactions to be in steady state with respect to theexternal fluxes on the cell boundary. The essence of this"steady state" approach is the identification of all thereaction rates (fluxes), both external and internal to the...

  12. Plasmon-resonant Nanorods as Multifunctional Imaging Agents

    28 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander Wei

    Gold nanorods have several outstanding characteristics as optical contrastagents for biomedical imaging. Their strong optical absorption atnear-infrared (NIR) frequencies can be used to generate contrast for opticalcoherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and is well matched for detectionmodalities...

  13. DNA Nanoarchitectures

    25 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Voggu

    DNA has been well known for over 50 years as the predominant chemical for duplication and storage of genetic information in biology. Now DNA has also been recognized as a useful building material in the field of nanotechnology. DNA provides basic building blocks for constructing functionalized...

  14. DNA Nanoarchitectures

    24 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Voggu

    DNA has been well known for over 50 years as the predominant chemical for duplication and storage of genetic information in biology. Now DNA has also been recognized as a useful building material in the field of nanotechnology. DNA provides basic building blocks for constructing functionalized...

  15. 2005 Oncological Sciences Center Symposium Agenda

    07 Dec 2006 |

  16. Geometry of Diffusion and the Performance Limits of Nanobiosensors

    05 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam, Pradeep Ramachandran Nair

    This presentation demonstrates how the classical diffusion-capture (D-C) model has improved sensor performance, since the D-C model is a "geometry of diffusion" rather than a "geometry of electrostatics." A scaling law based on D-C is also posited; the scaling law resolves many classical puzzles...

  17. NCN at Northwestern: Student Leadership Council Seminars

    05 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: NCN at Northwestern University

    This series is organized by NCN students at Northwestern University.Speakers are invited by the Student Leadership Council to visitNorthwestern to interact with students and faculty, and to presenta research seminar on their research in Computational Nanotechnology.Significant interaction with...

  18. Potassium Channels: Conduction, Selectivity, Blockage, Inactivation, and Gating

    03 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Benoit Roux, NCN at Northwestern University

    The determination of the structure of the KcsA K+ channel fromStreptomyces lividan has made it possible to investigate the functionof a biological channel at the atomic level. Because of its structuralsimilarity with eukaryotic K-channels, investigations of KcsA areexpected to help understand a...

  19. Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World

    25 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Charles Xie

    The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation engines that compute and visualize the motion of particles interacting through force fields, in both 2D...

  20. Nanotechnology in Biology

    29 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Gardner

    This is the first of two exercises developed by El Paso High School teachers as part of a two week workshop on nanotechnology education, part of the National Center for Learning and Teaching of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) Professional Development Workshop held June 19-30, 2006 at...