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Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

( —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, while the World ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Building 'invisible' materials with light

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks ...

dateJul 28, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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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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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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