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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John Rogers on board with Advanced Electronic Materials

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Interview with John Rogers as he joins the Executive Advisory Board of the new journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

Bioinspired bubble-generated system

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Researchers report a method to mimic bubble-based propulsion systems found in nature.

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Multifunctional nanocarriers for therapeutic immunology and diagnostics

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A new class of iron oxide nanocarrier activates the immune system and serves as a contrast agent for multiple imaging techniques.

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Easy-functionalised DNA for better conductivity

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Nanowires can be produced by pulling DNA over micropillar arrays, leaving a simple overcoating step to improve conductivity.

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Gold nanoparticles kill aggressive brain cancer cells

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A collaboration between nano- and neuroscientists has resulted in a system that kills the most aggressive, and most common, form of adult brain cancer.

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This is your Brain on Art: Metaforming Nature

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Professor Geoff Ozin highlights the latest in a series of collaborations between himself and artist Todd Siler.

DNAzyme controlled aggregation of gold nanoparticles for DNA sensors and aptasensors

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Researchers have developed a DNA biosensor system by controlling the aggregation of AuNPs using horseradish-peroxidase-mimicking DNAzyme.

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Getting back to the basics of nanomaterials for better nanomedicine

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Can’t see the forest for the nanowire trees? Take a leaf out of this book, and get back to nanomaterial basics to improve nanomedicine.

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