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What is Nanotechnology?
With nanotechnology we can observe atoms and molecules and move them around. New materials, improved medicine, high-speed computers, and enhanced protection of the environment are just some of the promising prospects of using nanotechnology.
NANOSCIENCE: Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new screening method that makes it possible to study cell membrane proteins that bind drugs, such as cannabis and adrenaline, while reducing the consumption of precious samples by a billion times.
What has previously been perceived as unwanted noise in biological circuits, now turns out to contain secret messages which can mean life or death for cells of the body. Danish and American researchers have collaborated to develop a novel method to listen in on how some of the most important communications proteins in cells transmit information at the single-molecule level. Results show that the proteins add a level of noise, which encodes the actual biological information, for example to start growing. Or even to die. The new results could have massive implications for the development of new drugs against diseases such as developmental disorders and cancer. The results are published in the scientific journal Science.