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Researchers use virus to reveal nanopore physics

Nanopores may one day lead a revolution in DNA sequencing. By sliding DNA molecules one at a time through tiny holes in a thin membrane, it may be possible to decode long stretches of DNA at lightning speeds. ...

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique—and important—properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide ...

Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

(Phys.org) —Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University ...

Nanotechnology takes on diabetes

(Phys.org) —A sensor which can be used to screen for diabetes in resource-poor settings has been developed by researchers and tested in diabetic patients, and will soon be field tested in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hitchhiking nanotubes show how cells stir themselves

(Phys.org) —Chemical engineers from Rice University and biophysicists from Georg-August Universität Göttingen in Germany and the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands have successfully tracked single ...

Using gold nanoprobes to unlock your genetic profile

A fast and cost-effective genetic test to determine the correct dosage of blood thinning drugs for the treatment of stroke, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering ...

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

The future of ultrashort laser pulses

One route to malaria drug resistance found

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

Background TV can be bad for kids

Satellite galaxies put astronomers in a spin

Ultra-deep astrophoto of the Antenna Galaxies

'Nanodaisies' deliver drug cocktail to cancer cells

(Phys.org) —Biomedical engineering researchers have developed daisy-shaped, nanoscale structures that are made predominantly of anti-cancer drugs and are capable of introducing a "cocktail" of multiple ...

Engineers build world's smallest, fastest nanomotor

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important ...

NEOWISE spots a comet that looked like an asteroid

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

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