Tracking tumor-targeting nanoparticles in the body
Though targeted nanoparticle-based imaging agents and therapeutics for diagnosing and treating cancer are making their way to and through the clinical trials process, researchers still do not have a good understanding of ...
One step closer to clinical trials with needle-free vaccines
Researchers at The University of Queensland believe they are a step closer to ridding the world of vaccinations with needles and syringes.
Microwave oven key to self-assembly process meeting semiconductor industry need
Thanks to a microwave oven, the fundamental nanotechnology process of self assembly may soon replace the lithographic processing use to make the ubiquitous semi-conductor chips.
Breakthrough in nanocrystals growth
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time scientists have been able to watch nanoparticles grow from the earliest stages of their formation. Nanoparticles are the foundation of nanotechnology and their performance ...
Birth of nanoparticles seen by Argonne scientists for the first time
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has succeeded in "watching" nanoparticles grow in real time.
Following the Nobel Prize, big things planned for graphene
If you had never heard of graphene a few days ago, you might know something about it today if you follow the Nobel Prize announcements.
New sensor nanotechnology simplifies disease detection
Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a new sensor nanotechnology that could revolutionize personalized medicine by making it possible to instantly detect and monitor disease by simply exhaling ...
DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius strip
The enigmatic Mobius strip has long been an object of fascination, appearing in numerous works of art, most famously a woodcut by the Dutchman M.C. Escher, in which a tribe of ants traverses the form's single, ...
New nanomaterial, shaped like Stars of David, discovered by Israeli scientists
A new type of nanoparticle resembling the six-pointed Star of David (Magen David) that is the symbol on the flag of Israel has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery, the researchers ...
Novel chemistry amplifies ability of nanoparticles to detect rare cells
One of the most promising characteristics of nanoparticles as diagnostic agents is the ability to attach to the nanoparticles surface any of a wide variety of targeting molecules that can increase the distinction between ...
Physicists control chemical reactions mechanically
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA physicists have taken a significant step in controlling chemical reactions mechanically, an important advance in nanotechnology, UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and colleagues report.
Small Size -- Huge Potential
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut chemistry professor's nanotechnology research will be useful in alternative fuel development.
Using nanotechnology to improve a cancer treatment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have devised a method that may allow clinicians to use higher doses of a powerful chemotherapy drug that has been limited because it is toxic not only ...
Life of plastic solar cell jumps from hours to 8 months
A team of researchers from the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months.