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Hot nanoparticles for cancer treatments

Nanoparticles have a great deal of potential in medicine: for diagnostics, as a vehicle for active substances or a tool to kill off tumours using heat. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed particles that are relatively ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Engineering team designs 'living materials'

Inspired by natural materials such as bone—a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells—MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such ...

dateMar 23, 2014 in Materials Science
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A layered nanostructure held together by DNA

( —Dreaming up nanostructures that have desirable optical, electronic, or magnetic properties is one thing. Figuring out how to make them is another. A new strategy uses the binding properties of complementary ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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