Nanotechnology researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective.
During a recent experiment, a number of gold nanorods were irradiated with xenon atoms. They were a good subject for the experiment because nanowires or rods have a large surface area. The findings were dramatic. The scientists were hoping to generate bubbles. They actually found that they were eroding the nanowires.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification can increase solar cell efficiency by more than 30 percent.
Some come to Idaho to travel the highways that lead to the Tetons, to Yellowstone, to small towns and big adventures. Idaho National Laboratory researcher Isabella van Rooyen came, all the way from South Africa, looking for a piece of silver 500,000 times smaller than a poppy seed.
Natur-, Medizin- und Ingenieurwissenschaftler werden auf dem Symposium 'Integration molekularer Komponenten in funktionale makroskopische Systeme' technologische Zukunftskonzepte im Nanometerbereich präsentieren.
This book focuses on nanotechnology in electrocatalysis for energy applications. In particular, the book covers nanostructured electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells, low temperature electrolyzers and electrochemical valorization. The function of this book is to provide an introduction to basic principles of electrocatalysis, together with a review of the main classes of materials and electrode architectures.
A novel injectable therapy partially reverses cancer formation in cultured mammary-gland cells and prevents breast cancer development in mice. The therapy silences a new cancer-causing gene that the scientists identified using a sophisticated systems biology approach. It could one day provide a new way to treat early stages of breast cancer without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
Rice University researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. The 'vapor nanobubble' technology requires no dyes or diagnostic chemicals, and there is no need to draw blood.
The new book 'Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the Treatment of Life-threatening Diseases' takes a scientific approach to nanotechnology and nanomaterials applications in medicine, while also explaining the core biological principles for an audience of biomedical engineers, materials scientists, pharmacologists, and medical diagnostic technicians.