New technique scales up nanofiber production
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
Researchers create flexible, nanoscale 'bed of nails' for possible drug delivery
Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibers in an elastic membrane, creating a flexible "bed of nails" on the nanoscale that opens the ...
Success in inducing natural death of epithelial cancer cells by simultaneously realizing thermotherapy and chemotherapy
A research team from the National Institute for Materials Science has developed a new nanofiber mesh which is capable of simultaneously realizing thermotherapy (hyperthermia) and chemotherapy (treatment with ...
Smart anticancer nanofibers: Setting treatments to work together
Japanese researchers report that incorporating magnetic nanoparticles and an anticancer drug into crosslinked polymer nanofibers presents a twofold treatment for fighting cancer with diminished side effects.
New method applies pesticides in nanofibers to keep chemicals on target
(PhysOrg.com) -- To prevent pesticides from drifting away and potentially posing risks to the environment, Cornell researchers have devised a solution: Apply the pesticides by encapsulating them in biodegradable ...