Zinc stapling of insulin exemplifies a general strategy to modify the pharmacokinetic and biological properties of a subcutaneous protein depot. The engineering of novel lattice contacts in protein crystals can enable control of supramolecular assembly as a therapeutic protein nanotechnology.
New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic 'nanocages' might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.
Berkeley Lab scientists have made the largest two-dimensional polymer crystal self-assembled in water to date. This entirely new material mirrors the structural complexity of biological systems with the durable architecture needed for membranes or integration into functional devices.
A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that may have applications in fields as diverse as energy production and nanoelectronics.
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes. Hopes are strong that the method represents an important research tool that will lead to the development of new diagnostic tests.
At the German Physical Society's annual Spring meeting the organization's Surface Science division selected Dr. Leo Gross, IBM Research - Zurich, for the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award, a new scientific prize created and supported by Surface Science, a journal of Reed Elsevier. Gross was selected as the prize recipient for his work on charge measurement of atoms and atomic resolution of molecules with noncontact atomic force microscopy.
NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have developed a powerful new method to investigate the discrete steps necessary to turn on individual genes and examine how the process goes wrong in cancer and other diseases.
Nanoparticles are recognized as promising building blocks for future applications, however their fixation on surfaces or in a matrix is everything else than a simple task. Now physicists observed that a double layer of spherical C60 carbon-molecules, called fullerenes, is an ideal substrate for these microscopic particles.
A study released this week suggests that anti-cancer chemotherapies which use nanoparticles to deliver drugs deep inside tumor tissue will be more effective if the particles are positively electrically charged because they are taken up to a greater extent by proliferating cells.
A team of researchers, led by Macquarie University Associate Professor James Rabeau, have discovered that the properties of light emitted from tiny isolated nano-diamonds are completely different from their larger relatives.
Looking to push the boundaries of nanoscience, the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science is no longer a think tank for new ideas, but a proving ground to aggressively push the limits of nanotechnology.
A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold that can assemble the nanoscale components needed to split a water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen atoms.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) have taken a major step forward in the effort to understand and engineer protein structure, which could lead to potential benefits in the fields of drug design and nanomaterials.