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Imaging dynamics of small biomolecules inside live cells

Researchers have made a significant step toward visualizing small biomolecules inside living biological systems with minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community.They have developed a general method to image a broad spectrum of small biomolecules, such as small molecular drugs and nucleic acids, amino acids, lipids for determining where they are localized and how they function inside cells.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2014

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New nanotechnology method to fight cancer with tissue-penetrating light

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells and release their cargo when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2014

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Identifying atoms with colour

The ability to locate and count small numbers of impurity atoms could lead to advances in modern electronics and optical fiber communication networks.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2014

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