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Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater
Cornell University researchers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. (2017-06-28)
Novel nanometer scaffolds regulate the biological behaviors of neural stem cells
Novel nanometer scaffolds regulate the biological behaviors of neural stem cells. (2013-07-24)
Researchers inject nanofiber spheres carrying cells into wounds to grow tissue
For the first time, scientists have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into hollow, nanofiber spheres, and when the spheres are injected with cells into wounds, these spheres biodegrade, but the cells live on to form new tissue. (2011-04-17)
Novel coatings show great promise as flame retardants in polyurethane foam
Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by NIST researchers and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture chairs, and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. (2011-08-03)
Nanoscale scaffolds and stem cells show promise in cartilage repair
Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fiber scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from injury or age. (2012-07-17)
UNL team's discovery yields supertough, strong nanofibers
University of Nebraska-Lincoln materials engineers have developed a structural nanofiber that is both strong and tough, a discovery that could transform everything from airplanes and bridges to body armor and bicycles. (2013-04-24)
Using atoms to turn optical nanofiber guided light on and off
OIST team has created a light-mediated on/off switch in optical nanofibers that could be used for transferring quantum information in the future. (2015-12-07)
New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development
Materials researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a nanofiber that could help enable the next generation of rechargeable batteries and increase the efficiency of hydrogen production from water electrolysis. (2017-03-10)
New nanomaterial offers promise in bendable, wearable electronic devices
An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University. (2016-06-13)
Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph
Researchers from Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to apply nanotechnology to fuel cells to give them more oomph. (2016-08-08)
Researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture nanofibers. (2015-05-20)
Research fills dental need
South Dakota Tech research group is investigating a new type of dental filling that looks better, lasts longer, and has fewer safety concerns than the silver fillings widely used today. (2004-11-05)
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
The ability to regenerate nerve cells in the body could reduce the effects of trauma and disease in a dramatic way. (2007-05-20)
Army researcher's paper named 'Editor's Pick' in journal Optics Letters
A recently published paper by Army Research Laboratory Scientist Dr. (2017-08-17)
Portable nanofiber device offers precise, point-and-shoot capability
Harvard researchers have developed a lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable fabrics. (2017-03-01)
UNL-led team finds less is more with adding graphene to nanofibers
Collaborative research led by materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds new way to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites. (2013-12-11)
Novel nanofiber-based technology could help prevent HIV/AIDS transmission
Scientists have developed a novel topical microbicide loaded with hyaluronic acid nanofibers that could potentially prevent transmission of HIV through the vaginal mucosa. (2014-11-04)
New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering
Several new designs for 3-D neural tissue constructs are described using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel. (2015-04-06)
UT Dallas engineers twist nanofibers to create structures tougher than bulletproof vests
Researchers at UT Dallas have created materials that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar. (2015-03-26)
Growing cartilage -- no easy task
Northwestern University researchers are the first to design a bioactive nanomaterial that promotes the growth of new cartilage in vivo and without the use of expensive growth factors. (2010-02-01)
New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. (2015-02-18)
Restoring blood flow
Tissue deprived of oxygen (ischemia) is a serious health condition that can lead to damaged heart tissue following a heart attack and, in the case of peripheral arterial disease in limbs, amputation, particularly in diabetic patients. (2011-08-01)
A nanofiber matrix for healing
A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies. (2017-02-14)
ORNL researchers expect big things from nanostructures
Arrays of nanofibers able to deliver genetic material to cells quickly and efficiently have researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory excited about potential applications for drug delivery, gene therapy, crop engineering and environmental monitoring. (2003-05-19)
Nano Letters publishes Dr. Yong Shi's energy harvesting technology
Dr. Shi's research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics and implantable biosensors. (2010-07-09)
Scientists design molecules that mimic nanostructure of bone
Scientists at Northwestern University have become the first to design molecules that could lead to a breakthrough in bone repair. (2001-11-22)
'Nano-kebab' fabric breaks down chemical warfare agents
Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). (2016-10-03)
Shaping up: Controlling a stem cell's form can determine its fate
New research by a team working at NIST reinforces the idea that stem cells can be induced to develop into specific types of cells solely by controlling their shape. (2011-09-13)
Prof Helen Lu wins $1.125M grant on new tissue engineering approach to rotator cuff repair
Biomedical Engineering Professor Helen H. Lu has won a three-year $1.125 million grant from the Department of Defense for her research on tendon-to-bone integration for rotator cuff repair. (2015-12-15)
Protein could heal erectile dysfunction after cancer surgery
After men have surgery to remove a cancerous prostate gland, up to 80 percent of them will lose the ability to have an erection because of damage to a critical nerve that runs along the prostate. (2010-06-08)
3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels
Neural tissue may be reconstructed with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolding and 3-D hydrogels, holding much promise for repairing damaged neural tissue. (2015-03-31)
Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel
Sulfur compounds in petroleum fuels have met their nano-structured match. (2012-12-17)
Patent issued for substance with medical benefits
A US patent has been awarded to a novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers. (2014-11-04)
Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structures
OIST researchers create self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine into novel macroscopic shapes. (2017-05-19)
Ions control shape of nanofibers grown on clear substrate
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a new way to develop straight carbon nanofibers on a transparent substrate. (2011-08-16)
NC State researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'
Researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start-up companies report a method that can produce unprecedented amounts of polymer nanofibers in liquid, which have potential applications in filtration, batteries and cell scaffolding. (2015-03-19)
Unique models help teach nanoscience to the blind
At the root of scientific study are observations made with the eyes; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail us. (2007-03-27)
Development of a novel carbon nanomaterial 'pot'
A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. (2016-08-04)
Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints
In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. (2016-10-24)
A 'fountain of youth' for stem cells?
Stems cells used for transplantation in the nervous system to provide neural regeneration are fragile, but can be kept (2009-12-28)
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