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Nanosphere announces DNA detection breakthrough published in Science
Northwestern University researchers have developed a nanoparticle-based DNA detection system with 10 times more sensitivity and 100,000 times more specificity than current genomic detection systems. (2002-02-21)
Novel technology detects human DNA mutations
The February 2005 (Volume 33, Number 2), issue of Nucleic Acids Research reports that Nanosphere's nanoparticle-based technology allows detection of a SNP in an unknown genotype with a greater than 99 percent confidence threshold and can be used with human DNA obtained from samples as small as a drop of blood. (2005-01-25)
Nanosphere announces genetic detection advance in Nature Biotechnology
Nanosphere Inc. today announced researchers have developed a colorimetric detection capability for its nanoparticle-based molecular detection systems that will further simplify the identification of genomic DNA, RNA and protein targets without the need for traditional signal or target amplification. (2004-06-01)
New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures
Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications. (2014-12-08)
Test accurately and swiftly detects most leading causes of bacterial blood stream infection
A new automated diagnostic test can quickly and accurately identify most leading causes of Gram-positive bacterial blood stream infections and the presence of three antibiotic resistance genes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2013-07-02)
UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells
New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells. (2014-03-03)
Using new technique, scientists uncover a delicate magnetic balance for superconductivity
Researchers deliberately created atomic-level disorder in order to probe the workings of heavy fermion compounds. (2011-10-19)
Tiny rulers to measure nanoscale structures
Physicists at China's Wuhan University discovered that nanospheres combined with a nanorod dimer could be used to solve the problem of measurement sensitivity at the nanoscale -- work reported in the Journal of Applied Physics. (2010-08-31)
Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode
The Stanford team's nanosphere layer resembles a honeycomb: it creates a flexible, uniform and non-reactive film that protects the unstable lithium from the drawbacks that have made it such a challenge. (2014-07-27)
Nature's Hardest Puzzle
Researchers are closing in on making tooth enamel, the hardest substance found in vertebrates. (1998-12-10)
Iowa State chemist hopes startup company can revolutionize biodiesel production
Victor Lin, a chemistry professor at Iowa State University, has developed a catalyst that he thinks will revolutionize biodiesel production. (2007-07-02)
Engineering nanoparticles for maximum strength
Individual nanocrystals are remarkably strong. But under stress, complex nanostructures often fail because of large internal strains. (2008-10-20)
Research paves the way for faster, better, cheaper DNA detection method
Northwestern University researchers have combined gold nanoparticles and DNA to form tiny probes capable of DNA detection that is more accurate and less expensive than conventional methods. (2000-09-06)
Nanoparticle PSA test predicts if prostate cancer will return
Conventional PSA tests aren't sensitive enough to show if men are cured after having a cancerous prostate gland removed. (2010-06-02)
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing role of molecular diagnostics
Novel platform technologies and key advances in genomics are rapidly driving the development of molecular diagnostics, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. (2008-10-03)
Nano-bearings on the test bench
'Nano-machines of the future will need tiny devices to reduce friction and make movement possible. (2014-10-03)
Fingerprint instead of blood sample
British scientists working with David A. Russell made it possible to use fingerprints to reveal drug and doping transgressions and to diagnose diseases, as they write in the research journal Angewandte Chemie. (2007-05-16)
Rice researchers gain new insight into nanoscale optics
New findings in the journal Nano Letters demonstrate an important analogy between electronics and optics that may enable light waves to be coupled efficiently to nanoscale structures and devices. (2005-09-14)
Scientists Excited About Miniature Cooking Pots
Montana State University virologist Mark Young and Temple University chemist Trevor Douglas have discovered that the protein cases that encapsulate viruses can be hijacked when empty and used as (1998-07-10)
University institutes are shaping future of research
In an age of specialization, building networks of outstanding scientists, engineers and clinicians is helping the development of creative solutions to complex societal needs. (2014-02-15)
IBM reports milestone in silicon nanophotonics
Several extraordinary recent achievements place the field of microresonators at the frontier of modern photonics. (2007-12-11)
Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
A team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. (2017-05-17)
Researchers develop 'fingerprinting' for biological agents
Northwestern University scientists have developed a new method for detecting infectious diseases, including those associated with many bioterrorism and warfare threats such as anthrax, smallpox and HIV. (2002-08-29)
Future blood tests may use tiny bar-codes to speed disease diagnosis
Analyzing a blood sample for the presence of disease markers could soon become as quick and easy as scanning the bar-code of a grocery item. (2004-04-27)
Not your conventional nucleic acids
Northwestern University's Chad Mirkin has invented and developed a powerful nanomaterial that could revolutionize biomedicine: spherical nucleic acids (SNAs). (2013-02-15)
Dental researchers answer key enamel question
Research published in Science answers major question about tooth enamel formation. (2005-03-07)
Some, Like Russian Dolls, Fit Inside Each Other: Self-Assembled Nanospheres May Be Helpful Against Disease Or Terrorism, Or As Fillers And Coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of nanospheres created in the past 12 months at Sandia National Laboratories. (1999-03-18)
Super-resolution microscope builds 3-D images by mapping negative space
Scientists have demonstrated a method for making 3-D images of structures in biological material under natural conditions at a much higher resolution than other existing methods. (2016-09-06)
'Nanospheres' that block pain of sensitive teeth
Nanospheres could help dentists fill the tiny holes in our teeth that make them incredibly sensitive, and that cause severe pain for millions of adults and children worldwide. (2005-09-01)
New method for measuring the temperature of nanoscale objects discovered
Pioneering research, published in Nature Nanotechnology, has now developed a method to accurately measure the surface temperature of nanoscale objects when they have a different temperature than their environment. (2014-05-04)
Chad Mirkin receives $400,000 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research
Northwestern University scientist Chad A. Mirkin, one of the world's leaders in nanotechnology research and its application, has been awarded the inaugural $400,000 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research from the National Academy of Sciences. (2015-09-10)
Green nanochemistry featured at American Chemical Society symposium, March 26-29
Using principles of green chemistry, scientists are designing materials and processes that provide the maximum benefits of nanotechnology while minimizing potential hazards. (2006-03-26)
Special gold nanoparticles show promise for 'cooking' cancer cells
Researchers have developed the first hollow gold nanospheres -- smaller than the finest flecks of dust -- that search out and (2009-03-22)
Structure of a new family of buckyballs has fused pentagons
Virginia Tech chemists and colleagues at several institutions have created a family of fullerene molecules that break the sacrosanct isolated-pentagon rule. (2000-11-21)
Electrodes and nanoprobes signal new DNA detection method
An innovative pairing of microelectrodes and gold nanoparticle probes is at the heart of new technology developed at Northwestern University that simplifies DNA detection and could lead to a handheld device that is more accurate, less expensive and faster than conventional methods. (2002-02-21)
Silicon nanoparticles trained to juggle light
Silicon nanoparticles based devices would allow to transmit, reflect, or scatter incident light in a specified direction, depending on its intensity. (2016-08-23)
UC Santa Barbara chemist goes nano with CoQ10
If Bruce Lipshutz has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10 at your local Costco. (2008-07-24)
Targeted nanospheres find, penetrate, then fuel burning of melanoma
Hollow gold nanospheres equipped with a targeting peptide find melanoma cells, penetrate them deeply, and then cook the tumor when bathed with near-infrared light, a research team led by scientists at the University of Texas M. (2009-02-02)
Cardiac disease: Coronary or not?
Acute myocardial Infarction (AMI) is a major cause of death and disability. (2011-08-30)
New measurements show silicon nanospheres rank among hardest known materials
University of Minnesota researchers have made the first-ever hardness measurements on individual silicon nanospheres and shown that the nanospheres' hardness falls between the conventional hardness of sapphire and diamond, which are among the hardest known materials. (2003-03-20)
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