The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the development of potentially life-saving bone regeneration technology during a Nov. 15 visit from Sen. John Boozman. The visit celebrated on-campus research initiatives that the senator championed for federal support. Continue reading “UA Little Rock announces $750,000 grant for bone regeneration technology during Sen. Boozman’s visit to review research innovations”
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student is receiving accolades for her research studying 3D models for the treatment of pancreatic cancer using nanomedicine. Continue reading “UA Little Rock student wins awards for research into treatment of pancreatic cancer using nanomedicine”
An article written by University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers, students, and collaborators has been accepted for publication into “Nanoscale,” a peer-reviewed scientific journal, as well as included in the 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection. Continue reading “UA Little Rock nanotechnology researchers discover new method to quantify graphene at the cellular level”
Advanced materials are revolutionizing our daily lives — from clothing to clinics to … cattle?
A nanomaterial bone regeneration technology developed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock helped save a valuable animal’s life. In the future, this technology could help people suffering from a variety of severe injuries and ailments.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Biology Professor Mariya Khodakovskaya, her collaborators, and her graduate students are among a handful of scientists around the world pioneering research on the potential benefits of nanotechnology for crops. Continue reading “Khodakovskaya co-edits book on benefits of nanotechnology for crops”
For nearly 20 years, the Arkansas Breast Cancer Research Program has promoted innovative research work in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
This fall, the organization will support Dr. Alexandru Biris, chief scientist and director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences, in launching his research project: “Tunable plasmonic nanostructures for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.”
A UALR graduate student has won a first-place award at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference, held June 7 to 12 at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.
The Gordon Research Conferences promote discussions and the free exchange of ideas at the research frontiers of the biological, chemical and physical sciences.
Mohamed H. Lahiani, a Ph.D. student in UALR’s Applied Bioscience Program, presented his award-winning research poster at the conference. The conference encompassed wide discussion on nanotechnology research advances across the field of agricultural science.
His poster presentation, “Plant Uptake of Carbon Nanohorns Affect Growth and Gene Expression,” was a collaboration with Oak Ridge National laboratory and Texas A&M University.
It focused on understanding plant nanoparticle interactions and the possible applications of a newly synthesized nanomaterial, known as nanohorns, in areas of plant biology and agriculture.
Lahiani’s faculty advisor at UALR, Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, presented her research at the conference with a talk on “Carbon-Based Materials as Positive Regulators of Plant Development.”
She said the conference was particularly timely given major global advances regarding the use of nanotechnology in agriculture, food science, and bioengineering.
Khodakovskaya added that well-known experts from major U.S. universities exchanged new ideas and discussed new avenues of modern nanobiotechnology at the conference.