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3/21/2011 8:16:34 PM | Events | 0 comments
Mini symposium highlights Johns Hopkins student work in cancer nanotechnology
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology will host a half-day mini-symposium on Wednesday, March 23 to showcase current research from students affiliated with its Engineering in Oncology Center and Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. Talks begin at 9 a.m. in Hackerman Hall Auditorium (Room B17) and will conclude by noon.
3/17/2011 10:09:06 PM | Research | 0 comments
Hopkins Researchers Use Light To Move Molecules
Using a light-triggered chemical tool, Johns Hopkins scientists report that they have refined a means of moving individual molecules around inside living cells and sending them to exact locations at precise times.
3/5/2011 3:26:40 PM | Research | 0 comments
Glowing Spirals From Chemical Gradients
To find our way, we use maps. Cells use “chemical maps” to find the way: they orient themselves by following concentration gradients of attractants or repellants.
10/5/2010 11:22:13 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Cells studied in 3-D may reveal novel cancer targets
Showing movies in 3-D has produced a box-office bonanza in recent months. Could viewing cell behavior in three dimensions lead to important advances in cancer research?
9/6/2010 12:31:17 AM | Education | 0 comments
INBT’s international research program sends second team of students to Belgium
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology supports university students to conduct research in an international setting.
8/20/2010 12:02:50 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins Researchers Appointed to Governor’s Task Force to Study Nanobiotechnology
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed Peter Searson and Steve Desiderio, two researchers from The Johns Hopkins University, to serve on a special task force to study the benefits of nanobiotechnology.
7/7/2010 11:18:23 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Nanowires Deliver Biochemical Payloads to One Cell Among Many
Imagine being able to drop a toothpick on the head of one particular person standing among 100,000 people in a sports stadium. It sounds impossible, yet this degree of precision at the cellular level has been demonstrated by researchers affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology. Their study was published online in June in Nature Nanotechnology.
4/6/2010 12:05:41 AM | Events | 0 comments
Poster presenters needed for symposium on environmental, health impacts of nanotech
Poster titles are now being accepted for Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology’s fourth annual symposium, “Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials” set for Thursday, April 29, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
1/6/2010 12:44:35 AM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Biodegradable Nanoparticles Can Bypass Mucus Barrier and Release Drugs Over Time
Johns Hopkins University researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body’s sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo.
11/10/2009 7:13:41 AM | Materials | 0 comments
New Transparent Insulating Film Could Enable Energy-Efficient Displays
Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor, a substance that allows electricity to flow through it.
8/26/2009 10:53:00 AM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
INBT researchers use LEGO to study what happens inside lab-on-a-chip devices
These researchers are arranging little LEGO pieces shaped like pegs to recreate microscopic activity taking place inside lab-on-a-chip devices at a scale they can more easily observe.
8/19/2009 12:17:38 AM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
New DNA Test Uses Nanotechnology to Find Early Signs of Cancer
Using tiny crystals called quantum dots, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that often are early warning signs of cancer.
7/27/2009 12:06:22 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Monitoring Cancer Cell Changes With Quantum Dots
A team of investigators at Johns Hopkins University has developed a quantum dot-based method that can quantify DNA methylation in premalignant cells harvested from human patients.
7/1/2009 8:46:54 AM | Education | 0 comments
Bringing a nanotechnology to market: a faculty perspective
Tim Weihs of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering will be the next guest speaker for the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) Professional Development Seminars on July 8.
6/25/2009 6:09:53 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanobiotech Researcher Receives State Funds to Support Commercialization of diabetes treatment
On June 4, the state announced 12 winning research projects that will receive part of $3 million in nanobiotechnology research funding from the 2009 Maryland Nanobiotechnology Research and Industry Competition Grants.
6/25/2009 6:08:01 PM | Education | 0 comments
Twelve Students Join Hopkins for Summer Nanobiotech Research
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) welcomed 12 undergraduate students to the Johns Hopkins University for its summer Research Experience (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation.
6/14/2009 9:55:13 AM | Events | 0 comments
INBT speakers highlight nanobio trends in neuroscience, stem cell growth, drug delivery, imaging
The first part of a two-part series summarizing the talks presented at the 3rd Annual NanoBio Symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology
4/11/2009 12:04:26 PM | Events | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins "Nanoscience for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery" May 18
Students and faculty are encouraged to submit posters for the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology third annual symposium Monday, May 18, 2009 at the School of Medicine.
2/26/2009 5:47:26 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanotechnologists Gain Powerful New Materials Probe
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Johns Hopkins University have constructed a unique tool for exploring the properties of promising new materials with unprecedented sensitivity and speed—potentially allowing them to identify quickly those most useful for nanotechnology and industrial applications.
1/24/2009 5:05:51 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Polymer Nanoparticle for Oral Anticancer Drug Delivery
Thanks to a new type of nanoparticle developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, future cancer patients may be able to receive their medication in pill form.
1/13/2009 11:46:05 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Wireless Microgrippers Grab Living Cells
Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals.
12/17/2008 10:39:49 PM | Research | 0 comments
Using Animation to Explore the Nanoworld
Tiny self-assembling metal cubes dance across the screen in a video posted on the Web site of the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology.
11/19/2008 1:31:51 AM | Research | 0 comments
'Enlightened' atoms stage nano-riot againsts uniformity
Harnessing this behavior could lead to cooler computer chips, better bio-sensors
10/27/2008 6:18:53 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins University chemists devise self-assembling “organic wires”
Derived from carbon-based compounds (hence the term "organic"), these "soft" electronic materials are valued as lightweight, flexible, easily processed alternatives to "hard" electronics components such as metal wires or silicon semiconductors.
9/23/2008 9:38:22 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Scientists develop new, more sensitive nanotechnology test for chemical DNA modifications
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel test to screen for chemical modifications to DNA known as methylation. The technology potentially could be used both for early cancer diagnoses and for assessing patients' response to cancer therapies.
9/9/2008 7:01:17 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Potential Health Impact of Inhaled NanoMetals to be Studied by Multidisciplinary Team at Johns Hopkins
Every day, everywhere we go, whether we know it or not, we are exposed to nanomaterials—particles with one dimension no bigger than 1/100,000th the width of a human hair
8/17/2008 2:45:18 PM | Research | 0 comments
Artificial Collagen Plays More Than a Supporting Role in Cell Growth
Researchers at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University are discovering new properties and uses for a synthetic molecule that mimics collagen.
8/17/2008 2:34:59 PM | Education | 0 comments
NanoBio Training at Johns Hopkins: Big Selection for Tiny Science
Anyone interested in nanobiotechnology can confirm there’s still much to learn about this small scale science. Few know this better than the more than 30 students and fellows participating in nanobiotechnology related educational programs offered through the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) at Johns Hopkins University.
8/15/2008 6:37:08 PM | Education | 0 comments
New Postdoc Program in Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine Launched at Johns Hopkins
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) has recently launched a postdoctoral fellowship in Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine (NTCM).
6/11/2008 10:19:21 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Health and the Environment Form Focus of Latest NanoBio Seed Grants
Particles at the scale of one-billionth of a meter—so small they can slip across the blood-brain barrier—pose many questions about the safety of nanotechnology used in products consumed and used by humans.
6/11/2008 10:17:38 PM | Research | 0 comments
Institute for NanoBioTechnology to Fund Postdocs in NanoTech for Cancer Medicine
Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research in nanotechnology for cancer medicine.
6/11/2008 10:15:58 PM | Research | 0 comments
Water: More Than Just a Drink
Despite the fact that scientists have been studying water and its properties for about two centuries, it has only been in the last 15 years or so that a framework of knowledge has begun to emerge, one that attempts to connect the chemical nature of interactions in water with the physics of the aqueous solution.
4/30/2008 3:29:02 PM | Events | 0 comments
Second NanoBio Symposium to Focus on Cancer
An estimated 600 experts on nanobiotechnology — a science that develops tools and machinery at the scale of one-billionth of a meter — are expected to attend this week's second annual Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium
4/6/2008 7:42:36 PM | Events | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium Set for May 1-2
New workshop focuses on nanotechnology for cancer
4/6/2008 7:03:01 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Clusters Offer Surprises for Physical Chemists
Extremely small scale materials behave differently than one might expect when they come into close proximity to one another.
3/16/2008 7:06:02 PM | Events | 0 comments
2008 Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium - Hosted by the Institute for NanoBioTechnology
The second annual Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium will be held May 1-2, 2008 at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
3/5/2008 9:53:46 AM | Events | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium Set for May 1-2
The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology hosts its second annual NanoBio Symposium on May 1 -2, 2008 at the School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.
11/17/2007 11:59:10 AM | Research | 0 comments
Together We Stand: Bacteria Organize to Survive Hostile Zones
Microfluidic Device May Reveal Ways to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Biofilms
11/16/2007 1:31:47 AM | Research | 0 comments
Computer Models Explore Nano-Machines
Understanding how nano-sized machines function or how they create forces is not always this straightforward.
11/13/2007 2:04:28 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nanoparticle-embedded microcapsules hold promise for multiple medical uses
Johns Hopkins University faculty members have developed an incredibly versatile micro-scale capsule embedded with nano-sized particles able to enhance real-time visualization with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as deliver a powerful therapeutic punch to diseases in animal models.
11/2/2007 7:33:20 AM | Grants | 0 comments
Institute for NanoBioTechnology Awards Seed Grants for Nanotechnology Diagnostics
Last August the Institute for NanoBioTechnology placed a call for proposals in the area of Diagnostics. This was the fourth funding opportunity supported by INBT in one of it's core research areas.
7/2/2007 10:26:13 PM | Education | 0 comments
Nanotechnology Expertise for the Engineering Workforce
To help engineering professionals and organizations benefit from the surge in nanotechnology R&D, Johns Hopkins’ Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals (EPP) offers a Nanotechnology Option within its Master of Materials Science and Engineering program.
2/24/2007 5:38:43 PM | Events | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins University's Institute for NanoBioTechnology hosting a symposium in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27
Johns Hopkins Institute for Bio-Nano Technology Symposium
2/11/2007 4:42:20 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Coated Nanoparticles Solve Sticky Drug-Delivery Problem
The layers of mucus that protect sensitive tissue throughout the body have an undesirable side effect: they can also keep helpful medications away. To overcome this hurdle, investigators at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to coat nanoparticles with a biocompatible, water-soluble polymer that helps them slip through this sticky barrier
1/25/2007 6:38:45 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Coated Nanoparticles Solve Sticky Drug-Delivery Problem
Researchers Take Cues from Viruses to Get Treatment Through Body's Protective Mucus
9/12/2006 1:37:36 AM | Research | 0 comments
Electric Jolt Triggers Release of Biomolecules, Nanoparticles
Reusable System Could Be Used To Deliver Medication on Command
8/15/2006 7:03:23 PM | Research | 0 comments
Mathematicians maximize knowledge of minimal surfaces
"Minimal surfaces come up in a lot of different physical problems, some more or less practical, but scientists have recently realized that they are extremely useful in nanotechnology"
7/16/2006 8:13:27 AM | Education | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins University Master's Program Adds Nanotechnology Option
Part-Time Materials Science Students Can Focus on Nanomaterials or Biotechnology
7/16/2006 8:09:48 AM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
Quantum Dot-Peptide Conjugates Image Intracellular Reactions
Using a synthetic peptide modeled after the protein that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses to enter cells, a multi-institutional research team has created quantum dots that can penetrate the cell membrane and image internal structures in a cell.
6/12/2006 12:11:02 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Programming Nanoparticle Release
Imagine an implantable device that could be programmed to release exact numbers of drug-laden nanoparticles at specific times over the course of weeks or months or even in response to incoming biochemical signals.
4/8/2006 5:22:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Use Mass Spectrometry to Detect Norovirus Particles
New Process Could Aid Biodefense in Rapidly Detecting Dangerous Pathogens
3/14/2006 12:43:44 AM | Space | 0 comments
Microscopic Radiator Flying on "Skin" of a NASA Spacecraft Set to Launch March 15
A small team of researchers have developed a novel radiator so small its components are only visible under a microscope.
1/28/2006 3:55:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
Mystery of Metallic Glass Is Cracked by Johns Hopkins Engineers
Researchers discover how atoms are arranged in unusual material
1/12/2006 8:48:41 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Memory design breakthrough can lead to faster computers
Team improves infinitesimal rings for speedy, reliable, efficient magnetic memory
12/5/2005 11:47:53 PM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
New Nanosensor Uses Quantum Dots to Detect DNA
Quick, Highly Sensitive Method Makes Genetic Material Glow
11/25/2005 10:16:44 PM | Education | 0 comments
Johns Hopkins University To Launch Nanotechnology Program
Nano-Biotechnology Training Will Help Create Hybrid Researchers
7/2/2005 11:12:15 AM | Research | 0 comments
Size Matters: Friction, Adhesion Change on Atomic Level
This work is important because of the growing interest in nanotechnology, in which unwanted adhesion and excessive friction can cause devices to malfunction or just not to work

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