If laboratory research with mice is borne out in human studies, the results could be used to deliver nano-scale drugs that can distinguish and fight tumor cells in the brain without resorting to surgery.
Computational physicists have developed a novel method that accurately reveals how electrical vortices affect electronic properties of materials that are used in a wide range of applications, including cell phones and military sonar.
Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. Using carefully designed materials and an 'inverted' architecture, a team of scientists has achieved efficiency of 10 percent, bringing these cells close to the threshold of commercial viability.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University's Min-Ho Kim a $1,842,350 five-year grant. The grant is to develop 'nanobombs', a nanotechnology-based therapeutic platform that can treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds.