Imaging with non-toxic quantum dots

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North American researchers have prepared luminescent core-shell nanoparticles from non-toxic silicon for use in biomedical imaging.

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Microscopic switch shines a light on drug delivery

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Researchers in Australia have developed a microscopic on-off light to help investigate how drug delivery systems interact with cells.

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Computations and experiments predict a precision structural model for fullerenols

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Researchers from CAS and other collaborative research institutions have proposed a precision structural model for fullerenols.

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Nanoprobes allow a new kind of cancer detection

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Researchers have reported a new method for detecting cancer cells, using SERS and fluorescence dual-encoded magnetic nanoprobes.

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Conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens

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Researchers adapt mobile phones and smart phones to the carrying habits of their users.

Nanoparticle system combines chemo- and antiangiogenic therapy

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Xuesi Chen and co-workers from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry explore the potential of combining chemotherapy with antiangiogenic therapy.

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Sub 2-nm solid-state nanopores: smaller pores can see more

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A team from the University of Ottawa, Canada come up with a smart idea to automatically fabricate 2-nm solid-state nanopores with high yield.

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Building an extracellular matrix – Fiber by fiber

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Researchers have reported an attempt to mimic nature’s concepts in forming synthetic hydrogel fibers via a bottom-up self-assembly process.

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Tailoring carbon nanotubes to deliver genes

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A research team has improved the DNA/RNA transfection ability of carbon nanotubes by optimizing the plasma processes used in their functionalization.

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Light triggered spontaneous assembly of nanoparticles to nanovesicles

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A research team have reported a novel and versatile strategy to assemble inorganic NPs into sub-50 nm vesicles.

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