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- INST Outreach Day Celebrations on 11th Aug 2017 (Photos here) (News here) New Publication: "Rapid Acetone Detection using Indium loaded WO3/SnO2 Nanohybrid Sensor", Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical; New Publication: "Mechanism of Nanoparticle-Mediated Enhanced Energy Transfer during High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Sonication", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics New Publication: "Nanomelatonin Trigger Superior Anticancer Functionality in Human Malignant Glioblastoma Cell Line" Nanotechnology List of Selected Post Doctoral candidates for Aug session (click here) Application Invited for the Post of Assistant Engineer: deadline 07.07.2017.(click here)
- INST celebrated Independence Day 2017 (Photos here)
- INST Outreach Day Celebrations on 11th Aug 2017 (Photos here) (News here)
- Prof. Hiren Ghosh has been recognized as one of the most highly prolific authors for The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
- Women Outreach Activity at Model Jail, Chandigarh (Click here)
- INTEL IISF award given to INST trainee Mr Prashaant, for his work carried out at INST under Dr. Priyanka, on enhancing degradation studies of pesticide, Chlorpyrifos (Click here for more details)
- INST Technology Day Celebrations (Photos Here)
- Visit of Nobel laureate Prof. Roger David Kornberg to INST 27th Apr 2017 (Click here)
- Dr. Sharmistha received SERB women excellence award 2017
Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more efficient solar cells. The discovery is being published today in Nature Communications, an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Read more click here.
Researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease. In the study, published today in Nature Nanotechnology, mice that received an injection with the nanoparticle showed a 70 to 80 percent reduction in tumor size. Most significantly, mice treated with these nanoparticles showed resistance to future tumor recurrence, even when exposed to cancer cells a month later. Read more click here.
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable
TYuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-level energy storage. The study is published online April 24 in Nano Letters. Read more click here.
Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types. The nanovaccine consists of tumor antigens - tumor proteins that can be recognized by the immune system - inside a synthetic polymer nanoparticle. Nanoparticle vaccines deliver minuscule particulates that stimulate the immune system to mount an immune response. The goal is to help people's own bodies fight cancer. Read more click here.
Persistent photoconductivity offers new tool for bioelectronics
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach for manipulating the behavior of cells on semiconductor materials, using light to alter the conductivity of the material itself. Read more click here.