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The research article from Georgia Tech addresses an important issue in the current battle against cancer – the development of resistance to anticancer drugs, which leads to the loss of efficacy of chemotherapeutic treatment.

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Material to improve solid-oxide fuel cells

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Unusual compound is the first metallic oxygen ion conductor of its kind, as well as the first that is active at room temperature.

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Near-IR plasmonic nanoparticles kill tumour tissue

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ETH researchers have developed plasmonic particles that are relatively easy to produce and have a wide range of applications, including cancer treatment.

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Funding to develop anti-heart-disease nanoparticles

A study to investigate how nanoparticles could be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease has received £3 million funding.

Fluorescence shows real-time nanoparticle biodegradation

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New method allows researchers to directly measure nanoparticle degradation in real time within biological environments.

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Glutathione-sensitive nanoparticles get drugs straight to the source of cancer

A schematic of the doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticle.

Korean scientists have developed a tumor-targeted, bioreducible nanoparticle system that can deliver cytotoxic anticancer drugs to tumor tissues.

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Enhanced oil recovery with polymer-coated nanoparticles

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Recent research into the use of polymer-coated nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

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Iron carbide nanoparticles: a new platform for tumor theranostics

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New core/shell structure nanoparticles have been reported by a team led by Peking University researchers.

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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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