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Researchers from University of California Report Findings in Nanotechnology

June 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- New research on Nanotechnology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from La Jolla, California, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Environmental sustainability represents a major challenge facing our world. Recent advances in synthetic micro/nanomachines have opened new horizons for addressing environmental problems."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "This review article highlights the opportunities and challenges in translating the remarkable progresses in nanomotor technology toward practical environmental applications. It covers various environmental areas that would benefit from these developments, including nanomachine-enabled degradation and removal of major contaminants or nanomotor-based water quality monitoring. Future operations of autonomous intelligent multifunctional nanomachines, monitoring and responding to hazardous chemicals (in a 'sense and destroy' mode) and using bioinspired chemotactic search strategies to trace chemical plumes to their source, are discussed, along with the challenges of moving these exciting research efforts to larger-scale pilot studies and eventually to field applications."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "With continuous innovations, we expect that man-made nano/microscale motors will have profound impact upon the environment."

For more information on this research see: The Environmental Impact of Micro/Nanomachines. A Review. ACS Nano, 2014;8(4):3170-3180. ACS Nano can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; ACS Nano -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W. Gao, University of California, Dept. of Nanoengn, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States (see also Nanotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: La Jolla, California, Environment, United States, Nanotechnology, North and Central America, Clinical Trials and Studies

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Source: Clinical Trials Week