DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization
One nanoparticle, six types of medical imaging
It's technology so advanced that the machine capable of using it doesn't yet exist.
Color hologram uses plasmonic nanoparticles to store large amounts of information
Of mice and molecules: In vivo photoacoustic imaging using semiconducting polymer nanoparticles
New triggered-release mechanism could improve drug delivery
More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles.
Gold nanoparticles show promise for early detection of heart attacks
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain ...
A spoonful of sugar in silver nanoparticles to regulate their toxicity
The use of colloidal silver to treat illnesses has become more popular in recent years, but its ingestion, prohibited in countries like the US, can be harmful to health. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...
Water, water, everywhere—controlling the properties of nanomaterials
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and ...
Nanocontainers for nanocargo: Delivering genes and proteins for cellular imaging, genetic medicine and cancer therapy
Some nanoparticles commonly added to consumer products can significantly damage DNA
housands of consumer products—including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing—contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life, among other purposes. ...
DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped 3-D metal nanoparticles
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, ...
New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries
with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind – overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, say its inventors at Stanford ...
Better separations with customized nanoparticle membranes
From proton exchange membranes in fuel cells to ion channels in biological membranes, the well-specified control of ionic interactions in confined geometries profoundly influences the transport and selectivity ...
'Trojan horse' gold nanoparticles treatment could beat brain tumors
A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.