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  • Five big ideas for nanotechnology http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/five-big-ideas-for-nanotechnology Nature medicine. April 2009.No publishermlandry2009-07-27T20:13:50ZNews ItemUH creates nanoengineering minor http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/uh-creates-nanoengineering-minor The University of Houston is adding a nanoengineering minor to its current programs within the Cullen College of Engineering.No publishermlandry2009-06-30T16:22:15ZNews ItemGoodNanoGuide goes public http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/goodnanoguide-goes-public Rice-based ICON introduces open-source wiki on safe handling of nanomaterialsNo publishermlandry2009-06-22T19:47:50ZNews ItemNanotech rides funding gusher http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/nanotech-rides-funding-gusher When Richard Smalley's labs at Rice University began making a series of breakthroughs by designing and creating materials at the tiny nanoscale in the 1980s, Houston rose to international prominence in the emerging field of nanotechnology.No publishermlandry2009-02-16T15:26:43ZNews ItemRice’s James Tour wins Feynman Prize http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/rice2019s-james-tour-wins-feynman-prize Foresight Institute honors professor for nanotechnology breakthroughsNo publishermlandry2008-12-17T19:28:23ZNews ItemHalas wins prestigious nanotechnology research award http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/halas-wins-prestigious-nanotechnology-research-award Rice University nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won one of nanotechnology's top academic honors, the Research Excellence Award from the University of Pennsylvania's Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC). Halas is being honored for her numerous contributions in the innovative synthesis of nanostructures. She will accept the award and give a keynote address at NBIC's NanoDay@Penn ceremonies Oct. 29 in Philadelphia.No publishermlandry2008-09-25T18:02:54ZNews ItemScientists create 99 percent pure nanorods http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/scientists-create-99-percent-pure-nanorods HOUSTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists say they've discovered a technology that permits them to produce ultra-pure gold nanorods that are about 99 percent pure. "The content of high-aspect-ratio gold nanorods produced by today's best synthetic methods is only about 20 percent," said Rice University Assistant Professor Eugene Zubarev, who is leading the research.No publishermlandry2008-09-25T17:52:55ZNews ItemSecret ingredient: nanoparticles aid bone growth http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/secret-ingredient-nanoparticles-aid-bone-growth Nanotube-reinforced material produces denser bone tissue In the first study of its kind, bioengineers and bioscientists at Rice University and Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, have shown they can grow denser bone tissue by sprinkling stick-like nanoparticles throughout the porous material used to pattern the bone.No publishermlandry2008-06-27T15:30:14ZNews ItemResearchers from UTMB detail findings in gene therapy http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/researchers-from-utmb-detail-findings-in-gene-therapy A new study by UTMB researchers published in Gene Therapy (”Composition of PLGA and PEI/DNA nanoparticles improves ultrasound-mediated gene delivery in solid tumors in vivo”) states: “We found that the combination of PLGA/PEI/DNA nanoparticles with ultrasonication substantially enhanced tumor cell transfection in vivo. The overexpression of beta-gal gene was evaluated histochemically and by Western blot analysis.” The study was conducted by Olga.V. Chumakova and colleagues of UTMB’s Center for Biomedical Engineering.No publishermlandry2008-05-27T21:24:57ZNews ItemNanoparticle-Induced Heating Boosts Antitumor Radiation Therapy http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/nanoparticle-induced-heating-boosts-antitumor-radiation-therapy Radiation therapy is a time-honored and effective component of modern cancer therapy, but its ultimate utility is limited by the fact that some cancer cells are resistant to ionizing radiation. Now, a research team led by Sunil Krishnan, M.D., of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, has found that pretreating tumors with gold nanoparticles and near-infrared radiation dramatically improves the response of tumors to radiation therapy.No publishermlandry2008-05-27T20:56:07ZNews ItemHouse Science and Technology Committee Unanimously Reports National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/house-science-and-technology-committee-unanimously-reports-national-nanotechnology-initiative-amendments-act The NanoBusiness Alliance is pleased to report that the House Science and Technology Committee yesterday unanimously reported H.R. 5940, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act, which will update and expand the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), who addressed the NanoBusiness 2008 conference in New York on Monday, recognized the NanoBusiness Alliance for its support of the bill during the Committee markup. No publishermlandry2008-05-08T22:21:14ZNews ItemSen. Hutchison Visits with NanoHealth Alliance COO http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/sen-hutchison-visits-with-nanohealth-alliance-coo Prior to her March 18, 2008, State of the Senate speech to the Greater Houston Partnership, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, left, visited the Alliance for NanoHealth booth at the event, where she met Jason Sakamoto, Ph.D., right, chief operating officer of the Alliance for NanoHealth, which is housed in the Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases at the UT Health Science Center.No publishermlandry2008-04-08T18:44:52ZNews ItemNanoBioMagnetics Announces Issuance of US Patent http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/nanobiomagnetics-announces-issuance-of-us-patent Edmond, OK (March 18, 2008): Officials of NanoBioMagnetics, Inc., (NBMI) today announced the issuance of its first patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled “Method and Apparatus for Improving Hearing,” is based on the use of magnetically responsive nanoparticles implanted in the organs of the middle ear to drive tissue vibrations in the amplification of sound. No publishermlandry2008-03-24T14:24:37ZNews ItemSen. Hutchison Votes to Support Texas Projects http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/sen-hutchison-votes-to-support-texas-projects Earmark ban Fails, Would have had Devastating Impact on Projects for HoustonNo publishermlandry2008-03-19T22:14:13ZNews ItemNext generation of 'smart' drugs http://www.nanohealthalliance.org/news-items/next-generation-of-smart-drugs Houston scientists find innovative ways to trick body's defenses, target tumorsNo publishermlandry2008-03-17T22:04:40ZNews Item