Imaging with non-toxic quantum dots

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North American researchers have prepared luminescent core-shell nanoparticles from non-toxic silicon for use in biomedical imaging.

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Nanoparticle system combines chemo- and antiangiogenic therapy

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Xuesi Chen and co-workers from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry explore the potential of combining chemotherapy with antiangiogenic therapy.

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Light triggered spontaneous assembly of nanoparticles to nanovesicles

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A research team have reported a novel and versatile strategy to assemble inorganic NPs into sub-50 nm vesicles.

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Highlight on: “P-Glycoprotein-dependent trafficking of nanoparticle-drug conjugates”

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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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