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A new Nanowerk Spotlight "Nanotechnology is key to next-generation tissue
 and cell engineering" is available on the Nanowerk website at
http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2434.php In the medical field
there is a huge demand for tissue regenerationtechnologies, which covers
a wide range of potential applications in suchareas as cartilage, vascular,
 bladder and neural regeneration. Just considerthe need for bone and dental
implants: Each year, almost 500,000 patientsreceive hip implants worldwide,
about the same number need bonereconstruction due to injuries or congenital
 defects and 16 millionAmericans loose teeth and may require dental implants. The market formedical implant devices in the U.S. alone is estimated to be $23 billion peryear and it is expected to grow by about 10% annually for the next fewyears. Unfortunately, medical implant devices have been associated with avariety of adverse reactions, including inflammation and fibrosis. It hasbeen suggested that poor tissue integration is responsible for loosening ofimplants and mechanical damage to the surrounding host tissues. Based on anexpanding body of biomedical nanotechnology research work, there is agrowing consensus among scientists that nanostructured implant materials mayhave many potential advantages over existing, conventional ones. The key, asindicated in a number of findings, seems to be that physical properties ofmaterials, especially with regard to their surface's nanostructure, affectcell attachment and eventually the tissue response to the implant. Althoughnanotopography mediated cell responses have been shown in previous work, themechanism of these responses is mostly
undetermined. New research has nowbeen conducted to determine the influence
of nanopore size on cellularresponses. Interestingly, these studies have
revealed that larger nanopores(200 nm) trigger DNA replication and cell
proliferation via various signaltransduction pathways.

A new Nanowerk Spotlight "Nanoelectromechanical systems start to take shape"
is available on the Nanowerk website at http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2431.php
In his famous 1959 speech "Plenty of Room at the Bottom", Richard Feynmanoffered
 a prize of $1000 "to the first guy who makes an operating electricmotor -
a rotating electric motor which can be controlled from the outsideand,
not counting the lead-in wires, is only 1/64 inch cube." Feynman hadhoped
his reward would stimulate some new fabrication technology but he wasquite
consternated when one year later, Bill McLellan, using amateur radioskills,
 built the motor with his hands using tweezers and a microscope (andmany, many
 hours of fiddling around). McLellan's 2000 rpm motor weighed 250micrograms
 and consisted of 13 parts. In the almost 50 years since, not onlyhas the
field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) caught up withFeynman's bet
 and achieved commercial production capabilities of motors manytimes smaller
 than McLellan's, but researchers have begun exploring anotherlevel of
miniaturization - nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). Efficientactuation,
 the creation of mechanical motion by converting various forms ofenergy to
 rotating or linear mechanical energy, is an important - and todaystill
frustrating - issue in designing NEMS. Research on building functionalnanoscale
 electromechanical systems is well underway, as just demonstratedwith another
 achievement by scientists at Caltech - the place where Feynmangave his speech
 and McLellan's motor still is on display.

A new Nanowerk Spotlight "Wet nanotechnology - living transistors with
nanofluidic diodes" is available on the Nanowerk website at
http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2403.php Ion channels are
proteins with a hole down their middle that are thegatekeepers for cells.
 Ion channels control an enormous range of biologicalfunction in health
and disease. In channels with a diameter greater than 100nm, the interaction
between the channel wall and electrolyte solution hardlyaffects the flow
 of ions. When the channel diameter enters the the <10 nmrange, things
 change dramatically, however. Then, the interaction betweenthe solution
and channel wall starts to dominate ionic flow and iontransport through
 such narrow, nano-scaled channels is dominated byelectrostatics. The
same is true for biological ion channels where chargedamino residues
in the selectivity filter determine the ionic flow throughthe channel,
along with the dielectric charge on the channel wall, and theconcentrations
 and potential in the bulk solution. The role electrostaticsplay in biological
 pores has been confirmed by numerous mutation studieswhere amino acids
residues in the selectivity filter were replaced byothers. Ion channels
have simple enough structure that they can be analyzedwith the usual tools
 of physical science. With that analysis in hand,researchers are trying to
design practical machines that use ion channels.By exploiting the
electrostatics in nanochannels a group of US and Dutchscientists managed
 to make a diode. Like a solid-state diode allows currentflow in one
 direction, the ionic equivalent they designed can be used todirect the
flow of ions across a membrane that separates two electrolytesolutions.
 Now that they know how to manipulate the ion selectivity in thesedevices,
 they hope to be able one day to selectively amplify currentscarried by
individual chemical species - a stunning prospect for
molecularnanoelectronics.

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