Multifunctional nanoarrays: flexible and precise nanolithography

High resolution nanolithography from combined fabrication processes creates multifunctional nanoarrays with applications in nanoimprinting and plasmonics.

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International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

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Nanoparticles from liquid-liquid interfaces

Interfacial miniemulsion polymerization is a facile route for the synthesis of nanoparticles for applications ranging from therapeutics to coatings.

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Poly(phosphate) for Bone Formation

Poly(phosphate): An excellent review about the polymer’s physiological function, its biochemistry and its role during bone mineralization.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Au–Ni–ZnO Nanoflowers

Metallic and semiconductor elements combined to create these lovely flower-like nanoparticles by researchers collaborating across China and Australia.

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Engineering protein nanoparticles from amelogenin

Random mutagenesis of amelogenin creates a wide range of protein nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

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The role of conjugated polymer nanoparticles in DNA sensing

In the newest issue of Advanced Science, researchers from Nanjing expose the advantages of using conjugated polymer nanoparticles for DNA sensing.

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Improving nanoparticle cellular uptake

A group at the University of Adelaide have developed an intracellular GSH-responsive drug delivery system with enhanced cellular uptake capability.

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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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