Anti-cancer system bursts nanoballoons with lasers

The image shows a nanoballoon before (left) and after (right) being hit by a red laser. The laser causes the balloon to pop open and release the anti-cancer drugs directly at a tumor. Image: Jonathan Lovell.

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells – not the entire body – and limits chemotherapy side effects.

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Cellulose nanofiber paper filters out viruses

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Nanofiber material, derived from Cladophora algae, removes virus particles with an efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters.

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Iron carbide nanoparticles: a new platform for tumor theranostics

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New core/shell structure nanoparticles have been reported by a team led by Peking University researchers.

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Nucleic Acid Delivery: Past, Present, and Future Trends

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Polycations that are degradable by reduction of disulfide bonds can be used as nucleic acid delivery vehicles.

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A Chemical Switch for Physical Release

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Structural transformations of nanoscale boroxines allow the controlled release of guest molecules.

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Improving plasmonic sensors to better detect biomolecules

Yongkang Gao (right) and Filbert J. Bartoli took advantage of nanofabrication advances to improve the resolution of their nanoscale biosensors to levels almost as sensitive as those achieved by much larger commercial systems. Christa Neu

Researchers combine nanoplasmonic architectures and interferometry to bring nanoscale biosensors to near-commercial levels of sensitivity.

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Understanding staph’s relationship with nanostructures

This scanning electron microscopy image reveals how Staphylococcus Aureus cells physically interact with a nanostructure. A bacterial cell (blue) is embedded inside the hollow nanopillar's hole and several cells cling to the nanopillar's curved walls. Image: Mofrad lab and the Nanomechanics Research Institute.

Berkeley Lab-led research could guide the development of bacteria-resistant materials.

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Nanoparticles enable eye drops for macular degeneration treatment

Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections.

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A better gel for cutaneous recording

A new, quasi-solid-state electrode which is suitable for long term cutaneous recording has been reported by French scientists.

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More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

More efficient forging – on behalf of the EU

The German-based IPH is optimizing forging together with two other research institutes and four enterprises from five European countries.