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Searching for New Treatments for Pediatric Cancer – Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Timothy Triche and his team at The Saban Research Institute at our hospital are working to find better and safer treatments for children with cancer. His team is developing nanotechnology in order to deliver targeted chemotherapy payloads directly to the cancer cells, leaving the healthy cells in tact. Duration : 0:4:0

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Swiss Microrobot Playing “Pac Man” I

A gold/nickel microrobot of 300x300x70 micrometer (10^-6 m) dashing through a maze of photoresist walls. The robot is controlled by visual servoing, ie the user clicks a spot and the computer steers it there. The robot and required system was built by a team of researches at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and […]

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DNA and nanotechnology (Hao Yan)

The Biodesign Institutes Hao Yan uses DNA as a nanotechnology building block for biosensors, bioelectronics and human health applications. Duration : 0:3:52

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Self-Assembling Nanoliter Containers

Nanotechnology, the new science of extreme miniaturization, is a rapidly growing field in engineering. On this size scale, it is extremely difficult and expensive to fabricate analogs of macroscale engineering, such as grippers. Drawing inspiration from biological fabrication in nature, engineers are seeking to self-assemble structures from the bottom up. This manufacturing paradigm has been […]

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Nanotechnology Town Hall Meeting – Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

On Wednesday, May 13, 2008, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry of Northwestern University, discussed the fundamentals of nanotechnology in plain English as part of the University’s third nanotechnology town hall meeting. This is a short video feature on Sir Fraser and his presentation produced by Northwestern University in conjunction with […]

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Using Carbon Nanotubes To Seek and Destroy Anthrax Toxin

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new way to seek out specific proteins, including dangerous proteins such as anthrax toxin, and render them harmless using nothing but light. The technique lends itself to the creation of new antibacterial and antimicrobial films to help curb the spread of germs, and also holds promise for […]