Tag Archives: nanomaterials

Predictive safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials

With the rapid development and numerous applications of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in science and technology, their impact on environmental health and safety should be considered carefully. This requires an effective platform to investigate the potential adverse effects

Managing diabetes with 3D nanostructured

Researchers have synthesized a sensitive nanosensor that can monitor the blood glucose levels though glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) detection. HbA1c monitoring is very useful for patients suffering from Diabetes which provide patients to plan for their quantity and

Next generation nanomaterials with potential “track and kill”strategy against cancer

It is a paradox that cancer is by far the leading subject of research for scientists all over the world and still it remains to be the most dreadful disease to the mankind. A cancer patient’s treatment

Metal nanoparticles wire up nanowires for better battery materials

New materials are making advancements in higher power, longer life and faster charging batteries a reality. These improvements have been driven by the uptake in electric vehicles and a host of other applications that require long life

A predictive approach for nanotoxicity assessment using stem cells

Advance in nanotechnology has prompted the science world to recognize the risk and potential health effects associated with the growing as well as incongruous use of nanoparticles. The current methods often employ a predictive toxicology approach that

Building nanocomposite materials for sensing applications

Construction of nanoscale devices is a crucial step toward the application of nanotechnology in a variety of fields. Although construction by addition of individual building blocks might appear impossible without using nanomachines, it can actually be carried

Making the smallest possible fullerene molecules

It was in 1985 when the soccer ball appeared in chemistry. Spherical carbon cages were discovered, now known as the fullerenes and consisting of 60 carbon atoms in the shape of a soccer ball. Their discoverers have

Hybrid 2d-nanomaterials in electrochemical immunosensing of clinical biomarkers

A key to develop nanodevices with high performance for biosensors applications is to explore advanced functional nanomaterials . Among these materials , 2D – based nanohybrids clearly stand out in the field of electrochemical immunosensors for clinical

Light enhances the blood glucose monitoring with naked eye

Enzymes play an important role in the body of a plant or animal. Natural enzymes have been extensively investigated and widely applied in industry because of their excellent properties, including high substrate specificity and catalytic efficiency. However,

What is the quality of our river ecosystems? The new emerging stressors

An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit (e.g. coral reefs, wetlands, rainforests, boreal forests, cultivated farmlands). The Ecosystem services are the benefits that

The CORAL software as spyglass to detect “coral reefs” in ocean of nanotechnologies

There are many messages about nanomaterials. There are the both bad and good facts. It is clear these substances are fastly penetrate into many fields of everyday life, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, electronics, etc. Therefore one

Interaction of boron nitride nanotubes with living cells

Over the past decade, nanomaterials gained significant interest in medical and biomedical research due to their unique properties such as optical, magnetic, electronic and mechanical. These unusual properties make them particularly attractive for their investigation in biomedical

Micromaterials with tunnels for lighter and smaller batteries

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are important devices for mobile energy storage. Customers care about how long battery-powered devices, including laptops, cellphones, digital cameras, can last and how far the electric vehicles can run. A lot of research is