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.

UCNP 2.0: Engineering the upconversion excitation wavelength to a sweet spot

Researchers develop inproved upconversion nanoparticles for medical imaging.

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Polyurethane micelles deliver anti-cancer drug quicker and better

Researchers design and develop a novel type of disulfide core-crosslinked polyurethane micelle for anti-cancer drug delivery.

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Nanoparticles for improved electrical conductivity

Nano-particles for improved electrical conductivity

Scientists at the INM are exploring new routes to flexible and transparent coatings that conduct electricity particularly well.

Improving HIV treatment with targeted drug delivery

Application of nanotechnology shown to substantially reduce necessary dose of anti-HIV antiretroviral efavirenz.

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Non-viral nanoparticle vectors delivering biomolecules more efficiently

Scientists have found an efficient way to deliver nanoparticles containing a wide range of biomolecules without using endocytosis, for faster drug delivery.

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Room-temperature nanoparticle ceramics

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Researchers create a dense, thick, and organic-binder-free ceramic film consisting of stress-free nanoparticles at room temperature.

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New trends in the design of molecularly imprinted nanoparticles

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Experts from Michigan Technological University review the recent developments in molecularly imprinted nanoparticles by surface imprinting techniques.

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Improving solar cell design through photocatalysis

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Chinese group show semiconductors can improve efficiency of photocatalysis, with potential in turn for better solar cells.

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