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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Researchers capture photoactivation at the single-cell level

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G. Han and co-workers have reported real-time recording of tuned upconversion nanoparticles mediating rapid photoactivation down to just a few cells.

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Materials Science in the Basque Country

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Luis Liz Marzán of CIC biomaGUNE presents the latest on materials science in the Basque Country in Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.

EMPA gives nanoparticle paints a cautious all-clear

This shows nanoparticles in the house: where they come from and where they go to. Image: EMPA.

EU research project NanoHouse ends – suggests nanoparticles in the paint used on building façades do not represent a particular health risk.

New nanoparticles can deliver multiple anti-cancer drugs

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Nanoparticles can carry two different anti-cancer drugs and deliver them to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective.

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3D nanostructures are the future of energy collection

Physicists have developed a “planet-satellite model” to precisely connect and arrange nanoparticles in three-dimensional structures.

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Boosting the interaction of light and metal nanoparticles

Subwavelength metal nanoparticles with separation on the order of one wavelength can form a plasmonic mode that enhances absorption and scattering of light.

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Combining nanotechnology to better image human tissue

Researchs show that combining nanoparticles and DNA nanotechnology can amplify the signal obtained from imaging the extracellular matrix.

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Fumed silica nanoparticles to functionalise artificial organs

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Fumed silica nanoparticles are functionalised to have ‘tethering’ proteins and link bioactive groups to induce biomimicry.

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Remotely Controlled Colloids, Interfaces, and Biosystems

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The first topical Special Issue of Particle & Particle Systems Characterization – guest edited by Gleb Sukhorukov, Igor Luzinov, and Sergiy Minko.