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Attacking cancer cells with hydrogel nanoparticles

Researchers detail a method that uses hydrogels - less than 100 nanometers in size - to sneak a particular type of small interfering RNA (siRNA) into cancer cells. Once in the cell the siRNA turns on the programmed cell death the body uses to kill mutated cells and help traditional chemotherapy do it's job.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2010

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Russian effort to ensure nanotechnology safety

RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais and head of the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency Vladimir Uiba signed an agreement today to work jointly to ensure safe production and safe application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2010

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Physicists play Lego with photons

By manipulating a mysterious quantum property of light known as entanglement, researchers are able to mount up to two photons on top of one another to construct a variety of quantum states of light - that is, build two-story quantum toy houses of any style and architecture.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2010

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