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DNA nanotechnology - sensing applications and drug release

DNA/nanoparticle hybrid systems hold great promise for the development of new sensing platforms, the programmed organization of nanoparticles, the switchable control of plasmonic phenomena in the nanostructures, and the controlled delivery of drugs.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2013

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Nanotechnology researchers find new energy storage capabilities between layers of 2-D materials

Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are as thin as a single atom, but have the potential to store massive amounts of energy. Their latest achievement has pushed the materials storage capacities to new levels while also allowing for their use in flexible devices.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2013

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Nanomedicine: Using nanoparticles to deliver vaccines to lungs

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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Nanotechnology engineers build first carbon nanotube computer

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2013

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