Treating prostate cancer with low-temperature plasma

Using new plasma method may reduce the unwanted side-effects of prostate cancer treatment.

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The future of energy storage from TiO2 nanotubes

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A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created long titanium nanotubes that show promise for use in fast charge/discharge batteries.

Flexible probes for spinal cord integration

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An MIT research group has developed highly flexible fiber probes for observation and stimulation of spinal cord activity.

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Nanofiber sensor can detect and size a single nanoparticle

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Chinese group develop a novel nanofiber-array sensor and experimentally demonstrate its potential in the detection and sizing of single nanoparticles.

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How smart is solid-state lighting?

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American researchers have reviewed the current status of solid-state lighting, relative to its potential to be ‘smart’ and ultra-efficient.

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Better tissue engineering for better 3D systems

Japanese researchers have reported a unique method for structural organization of engineered tissue construct.

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Printing 3D medical implants

Jeffery Weisman, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, uses a consumer-grade 3D printer and materials to create custom medical implant ‘beads’ that contain antibiotic and drug delivery properties.

Researchers develop an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants.

A sense-act-treat system for chemotherapy

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A smart nanomedicine that combines a pH-activated ratiometric probe with a therapeutic gold nanocage for combined cancer diagnostics and treatment.

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Directly observing the development of platinum nanocubes

Haimei Zheng and Hong-Gang Liao used TEMs at the National Center for Electron Microscopy and a K2-IS camera to record the first direct observations of facet formation in platinum nanocubes. Photo by Kelly Owen.

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design.

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Unexpected magnetic behavior of iron superconductors

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New measurements are challenging conventional wisdom about superconductivity and magnetism.

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