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2011-05-20 13:03:07

When you suffer a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Nerve cells in the heart's wall and a special class of cells that spontaneously expand and contract "“ keeping the heart beating in perfect synchronicity "“ are lost forever. Surgeons can't repair the affected area. It's as if when confronted with a road riddled with potholes, you abandon what's there and build a new road instead.Needless to say, this is a grossly inefficient way to treat arguably the single most important...

2011-05-02 16:21:46

Carbon nanofibers assembled into photonic crystals change color as activated charcoal filters become saturated with dangerous vapors A new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic fumes have become dangerously saturated. In a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Tyco Electronics describe how they made the carbon nanostructures and...

2011-04-18 13:06:26

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. Developing this nanofiber sphere as a cell carrier that simulates the natural growing environment of the cell is a very significant advance in tissue repair, says Peter Ma, professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and...

2011-03-30 12:44:35

Encapsulating antibiotics inside nanofibers, like a mummy inside a sarcophagus, gives them the amazing ability to destroy drug-resistant bacteria so completely that scientists described the remains as mere "ghosts," according to a report today at the the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Mohamed H. El-Newehy, Ph.D., leader of the nanofibers research team, said the new technology has potentially important applications in the on-going battle against...

2011-03-17 19:59:39

Carbon nanofibers hold promise for technologies ranging from medical imaging devices to precise scientific measurement tools, but the time and expense associated with uniformly creating nanofibers of the correct size has been an obstacle "“ until now. A new study from North Carolina State University demonstrates an improved method for creating carbon nanofibers of specific sizes, as well as explaining the science behind the method. "Carbon nanofibers have a host of potential...

2011-01-12 00:01:31

Nanofibers: they're invisible to the human eye, but their strength and robustness will be meticulously measured. MemPro looks to new uses for ceramic nanofiber materials. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 MemPro Ceramics Corporation, a nanotech manufacturing company, will measure unique characteristics of ceramic nanofibers for its customers. MemPro, whose development phase was funded by The National Science Foundation, today announced this benefit from the federal government. For...

2010-11-05 00:00:38

FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinningâ“ž¢ Technology at the Filtration 2010 and Materials Research Society conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, from November 30 - December 2. McAllen, TX (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 FibeRio Technology Corporation "“ The Force For Nanofibers - is announcing the launch of the first ever...

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2010-11-02 09:12:33

Conductive plastic coatings could lead to new solar cells, windows, sensors By Mike Rodewald, UCLA Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off. A team of UCLA chemists and engineers has developed a new method for coating large surfaces with nanofiber thin films that are both transparent and electrically conductive. Their method involves the vigorous agitation of water, dense oil and polymer nanofibers. After this solution is sufficiently agitated it spreads...

2010-08-16 14:51:00

EDINBURG, Texas, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas - Pan American (UTPA) has launched a start-up company that may revolutionize manufacturing. FibeRio Technology Corporation is perfecting a new technology called ForceSpinning (TM) to create the microscopic nanofibers used to produce everything from traditional textiles and personal care products to medical supplies and aerospace materials, with potential applications ranging from tissue engineering to drug delivery. How are...

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2010-06-03 08:01:09

Discovery has Potential Applications in Tissue Regeneration and High-Performance Textiles In Nature, cells and tissues assemble and organize themselves within a matrix of protein fibers that ultimately determines their structure and function, such as the elasticity of skin and the contractility of heart tissue. These natural design principles have now been successfully replicated in the lab by bioengineers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of...


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