En route to biological applications: self-assembled fluorescent nanoparticles

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Researchers from the Netherlands present a timely overview on self-assembled fluorene or perylene based chromophores focussing on biological applications.

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Poly(phosphate) for Bone Formation

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Poly(phosphate): An excellent review about the polymer’s physiological function, its biochemistry and its role during bone mineralization.

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Chained-up gold for diagnosis and cure

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications

Nanogold chains assemble into multifunctional micelles capable of a variety of biomedical applications.

Simplicity is the trump card – Quick analysis of optical spectra

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Based on a quick analysis of optical spectra, a practical approach for assessing the melanin and blood content of the skin was developed.

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Optical microangiography: watching the blood flow

Optical microangiography (OMAG), based on optical coherence tomography, can be used to visualize the microvasculature network under inflamed skin condition.

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Trapping and watching motile cells

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A new approach enables rapid characterization of living suspension cells in 4 dimensions while they are immobilized and manipulated within optical traps.

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The role of conjugated polymer nanoparticles in DNA sensing

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In the newest issue of Advanced Science, researchers from Nanjing expose the advantages of using conjugated polymer nanoparticles for DNA sensing.

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A mesoporous persistent luminescence phosphor

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A near-infraread-excitable persistent luminescence phosphor is synthesized using mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a template.

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Bidirectional shape-memory effect at human body temperature

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Researchers from Teltow (Germany) managed to shift the switching temperature of the reversible bidirectional shape-memory effect to the physiological range.

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Nanoparticle-hydrogel composites reviewed

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Nanoparticle-hydrogel composites have many potential uses. The new issue of Advanced Science reviews the concept, design, and application of such materials.

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