Biomedical Engineer Receives L'Oréal Women in Science Fellowship
A biomedical engineer from Yale University received one of five 2007 L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science and a grant of $40,000 at a ceremony in New York yesterday. Kim Woodrow's research at the university in New Haven, Conn., involves using bioactive peptides to engineer biodegradable nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to specific cells and treat infectious diseases and cancer. This combination of molecular biology and nanotechnology will likely translate into new technology for imaging and treating diseases, L'Oréal said. Also receiving 2007 fellowships and $40,000 grants were earth scientist and geochemist Jaime Barnes of the University of New Mexico; neuroscientist Sarah Clinton of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; physical chemist Maria Krisch of the University of California, Irvine; and oceanographer Julie Huber of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.
- A small object that behaves as a whole unit or entity in terms of it’s transport and it’s properties, as opposed to an individual molecule which on it’s own is not considered a nanoparticle.. Nanoparticles range between 100 and 2500 nanometers in diameter.
- The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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