Targeted killing of tumor cells with cancer nanotherapeutics

Paolo Netti and co-workers have designed and characterized model tumor activated polystyrene nanoparticles (TAP-NPs) that release cytotoxic drugs.

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Theranostics from a single nanoparticle platform

Researcers construct a multifunctional theranostic nanoplatform that gathers five diagnostic and therapeutic functions into one single nanocomposite.

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Liquid gold nanogels enhance radiation therapy

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Gold nanoparticles embedded in biocompatible nanogels are used as markers for improved image-guided radiotherapy.

Particles for Healthcare Applications

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Researchers highlight the potential and current biological and biomedical applications of micro- and nanoparticle research.

MIP sensors for direct optical detection

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Researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Singapore jointly developed a new type of MIP-based material for optical sensors.

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A synergetic pairing: epifluorescent microscopy and electrophoretic microarrays

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Detection of nanoparticles and DNA biomarkers at clinically relevant low levels can be achieved by combining epifluorescent microscopy with dielectrophoretic microarrays.

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Funtionalising scaffolds for nanoparticle templating

Short engineered protein sequences have been used to initiate the simultaneous synthesis of two inorganic species in desired locations with nanoscale accuracy.

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Radiation protection from tungsten nanotechnology

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Korean researchers have developed lightweight commercial gamma radiation shielding based on tungsten/polyethylene nanocomposites.

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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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