Biological and nanotoxicity assay for cellular nanoparticles

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The combination of flow cytometry and X-ray fluorescence enables semi-quantitative estimation of cellular SiO2 nanoparticles and their biological effects.

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Inkjet printing and metal nanoparticles combine to shrink electronics

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new research has combined inkjet printing and metal nanoparticle inks as a novel, low-cost solution for interconnect fabrication.

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Non-fouling nanoparticulate surfaces

Tubes treated with the surface coating showed substantially reduced staining when  exposed to a water-soluble blue dye.

A Harvard research team has used a layer-by-layer technique to assemble a nanostructured surface coating infused with a fluorocarbon-based lubricant.

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DIY Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor

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A team have combined “lab-on-paper” technology with SERS to provide a label-free, ultrasensitive and powerful tool for the detection of specific molecules.

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Upconversion nanoparticles as biosensors

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A team in Hong Kong has developed a new method for detecting the lethal bird flu virus quickly, using a class of materials called upconversion nanoparticles.

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Nanoparticle concentration measured acoustically

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Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography enables quantitative measurements of nanoparticle concentrations to evaluate their biodistributions in animal models.

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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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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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Ultrasmall plasmonic Ag clusters are supported!

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Employing s-SHG and s-CRD spectroscopy, German scientists shed light on silver cluster as small as tens of atoms.

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New strategy for individualized cancer treatment

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Dr. Xian-Zheng Zhang and co-workers have fabricated a biodegradable chimeric peptide for cancer therapy and real-time apoptosis imaging.

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