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Anti-clumping strategy for nanoparticles
Nanoparticles are ubiquitous in industrial applications ranging from drug delivery and biomedical diagnostics to developing hydrophobic surfaces, lubricant additives and enhanced oil recovery solutions in petroleum fields. (2015-10-16)
New technology uses smartphones and paper to analyze samples
Paper sensors that can be analyzed using an Android program on a smartphone could be used to detect pesticides rapidly and cheaply, according to a new study published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. (2015-10-15)
CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has received a five-year, $2.82 million National Institutes of Health grant to make chain-like nanoparticles that can carry drugs across the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma multiforme. (2015-10-14)
Could candle soot power electric vehicles?
Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research published in Electrochimica Acta. (2015-10-07)
Double the (quantum) fun
A group of researchers in Japan is exploring the behavior of a certain type of SET (single-electron transistor) made from two quantum dots, which are bits of material so small they start to exhibit quantum properties. (2015-10-06)
Phoenix effect: Resurrected proteins double their natural activity
Researchers from ITMO University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem discovered a novel mechanism of protein resurrection, which not only restores the active function of the protein, but also increases its original activity by almost two times. (2015-09-30)
Cornell, Sloan Kettering partner in $10M cancer center
Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engineers, biologists and physicians to develop and translate new cancer care applications based on nanotechnology. (2015-09-29)
Targeted drug delivery with these nanoparticles can make medicines more effective
Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. (2015-09-16)
New approach to mammograms could improve reliability
Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice. (2015-09-16)
Platinum and iron oxide working together get the job done
Using pictures with atomic resolution, the mechanism of an important chemical reaction has finally be explained: When platinum nanoparticles act as catalysts on an iron oxide surface, the surface plays a crucial role. (2015-09-16)
Doubt cast on recent study claiming to have unraveled the last mystery of electromagnetism
Scientists from ITMO University, Australian National University and Aalto University called into question the results of a study, published by the researchers from Cambridge University in Physical Review Letters. (2015-09-15)
New Ebola test could help curb disease spread
A new Ebola test that uses magnetic nanoparticles could help curb the spread of the disease in western Africa. (2015-09-09)
Nanoparticles -- small but unique
Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have very different properties. (2015-09-07)
Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology
Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. (2015-09-04)
Reversible Writing with Light
Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings. (2015-09-02)
A new technique to make drugs more soluble
Researchers from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new system that can produce stable, amorphous nanoparticles in large quantities that dissolve quickly. (2015-08-27)
These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. (2015-08-26)
Intractable pain may find relief in tiny gold rods
Scientists have developed a technique that could lead to therapies for pain relief in people with intractable pain, potentially including cancer-related pain. (2015-08-21)
Electrospray solves longstanding problem in Langmuir-Blodgett assembly
By dispersing nanoparticles with an electrospray, Northwestern University professor Jiaxing Huang found a more efficient and safer way to use water-soluble solvents to create monolayer nanoparticle films. (2015-08-20)
Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers
Rice University chemists embed metallic nanoparticles into laser-induced graphene, turning it into a useful catalyst for fuel cell and other applications. (2015-08-20)
'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future
Advances in manufacturing technology for 'quantum dots' may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating. (2015-08-19)
Paper-based test can quickly diagnose Ebola in remote areas (video)
When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or something much worse? (2015-08-18)
High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applications
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in creating arrangements of colloids -- tiny particles suspended in a solution -- and, importantly, they have managed to control their motion with high precision and speed. (2015-08-18)
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics -- the combination of nanoscale research and informatics. (2015-08-18)
Eliminating water-borne bacteria with pages from The Drinkable Book could save lives
Human consumption of bacterially contaminated water causes millions of deaths each year throughout the world -- primarily among children. (2015-08-16)
Attosecond physics: Attosecond electron catapult
Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich studied the interaction of light with tiny glass particles. (2015-08-14)
NIH-developed Epstein-Barr virus vaccine elicits potent neutralizing antibodies in animals
NIAID researchers and their collaborators have developed an experimental, nanoparticle-based vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that can induce potent neutralizing antibodies in vaccinated mice and nonhuman primates. (2015-08-13)
Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products
The review, published today in the journal Environmental Chemistry, highlights the risks posed to aquatic organisms when nanoparticles 'transform' on contact with water and as they pass from water to sediment and then into sediment dwelling organisms. (2015-08-13)
Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale
Nanoparticles with armor improve energy harvests from fuel cells. (2015-08-07)
Sandcastles inspire new nanoparticle binding technique
In a paper published this week in Nature Materials, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill show that magnetic nanoparticles encased in oily liquid shells can bind together in water, much like sand particles mixed with the right amount of water can form sandcastles. (2015-08-05)
'Yolks' and 'shells' improve rechargeable batteries
Nanoparticles with 'yolks' and 'shells' make for high-capacity batteries. (2015-08-05)
Molecular tinkering doubles cancer drug's efficacy
Researchers at Duke University have molecularly repackaged a widely used cancer drug called paclitaxel, more than doubling its effectiveness at destroying tumors than the current gold-standard pharmaceutical, Abraxane. (2015-08-04)
Vaccine with virus-like nanoparticles effective treatment for RSV, study finds
A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to researchers at Georgia State University. (2015-08-03)
Nanoparticles used to breach mucus barrier in lungs
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil have designed a DNA-loaded nanoparticle that can pass through the mucus barrier covering conducting airways of lung tissue. (2015-08-03)
Gold-diamond nanodevice for hyperlocalized cancer therapy
Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. (2015-07-31)
Make mine a decaf: Breakthrough in knowledge of how nanoparticles grow
University of Leicester and CNRS researchers observe how nanoparticles grow when exposed to helium. (2015-07-23)
Degrading BPA with visible light and a new hybrid photocatalyst
BPA's popularity soared after the 1950s, but evidence suggests that even low doses might be harmful to human and environmental health. (2015-07-21)
Caught on camera: The first glimpse of powerful nanoparticles
Researchers have developed a new method to capture the 3-D structures of nanocrystals. (2015-07-16)
A most singular nano-imaging technique
'SINGLE' is a new imaging technique that provides the first atomic-scale 3-D structures of individual nanoparticles in solution. (2015-07-16)
Nanoparticles used to prevent inflammatory acne through slow-released nitric oxide
GW researcher and dermatologist, Adam Friedman, M.D., and colleagues, find that the release of nitric oxide over time may be a new way to treat and prevent acne through nanotechnology. (2015-07-15)
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