Entries by CAPTIS

What We Can (and Can't) Learn From Olympians

acknowledge that we have an obligation to ourselves to express and experience that talent in its highest, its most developed state. Unlike Olympians, of course, our quest to be the best we can be will play out in the workplace. Work is the one endeavor where everyone can be challenged and pushed to explore and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…