Mesoblast Limited; Non-healing Bones Repaired In Clinical Trial Using Adult Stem Cells

Melbourne, Aug 6, 2008 (ABN Newswire) – The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Australia’s regenerative medicine company, Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB)(PINK:MBLTY), today jointly announced successful results from the long bone fracture repair clinical trial using Mesoblast’s proprietary adult stem cell technology.

University of Pennsylvania Scientists Carve Functional Nanoribbons using Super-Heated, Nano-Sized Particles of Iron

Physorg — Due to its remarkable electronic properties, few layer graphene, or FLG, has emerged as a promising new material for use in post-silicon devices that incorporate the quantum effects that emerge at the nanoscale. Now, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new method by which FLG can be etched along flawless, […]

Pursue Your Dream

In tough economic times, it may seem out of place to talk about pursuing one’s dreams. For many of us, such an endeavor is far too lofty and maybe even dangerously naive when just finding a job is the order of the day. Having been out of work myself from time-to-time, I am very respectful […]

Nanowire Lawns Make for Sheets of Image Sensors in University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Research

New Scientist — Growing a mixed “lawn” of two kinds of nanowires can make a new kind of light-sensing array that could be made in metre-scale sheets. The researchers behind the prototype say such cheap, high-quality image sensors would allow uses not conceivable using today’s more expensive technology.

Researchers Tap into a New and Potentially Better Source of Platelets for Transfusion; Data Presented in Journal of Experimental Medicine

EurekAlert — Clot-forming blood cells, or platelets, can drop to dangerously low levels in diseases such as anemia and in patients undergoing chemotherapy. To replace these critical cells, doctors filter platelets from donated blood, but this approach can increase the risk of transmitting blood infections and cause other side effects in patients who need frequent […]

Nanotechnology Regulation: Former Highlights Shortcomings Of Current Federal Oversight

ScienceDaily (July 25, 2008) Nanotechnology will significantly change virtually every facet of the way we live. The next president has the opportunity to shape these changes and to ensure that nanotechnology’s benefits will be maximized and its risks identified and controlled.

Holey Nanoparticles Create New Tumor Imaging and Therapeutic Agent in Washington University in St. Louis Study

Physorg — Using a polymer that has both water-soluble and water-insoluble regions, a team of investigators from the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence has created a nanoparticle shaped like a bialy, a close relative of the bagel.

Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Karolinska Institute Researchers Find

HealthDay News — Adult stem cells that may prove valuable in efforts to develop nonsurgical treatments for spinal cord injuries have been identified by researchers in the United States and Sweden.

Luna Innovations Inc. Awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant to Apply Nanotechnology to Allergy Treatment

ROANOKE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) announces the award of a $1.6 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the use of fullerene-based nanomedicines as a pathway to treat allergies and other inflammatory diseases. This novel research program may offer a new therapeutic solution using fullerene compounds for…

Invisible Nanotube Cable Could Support a Human, Scientists Say

New Scientist — Circus acts and movie special effects may never be the same again, if an idea for an invisible cable made of carbon nanotubes works out.