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Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection

Researchers have shown that the use of nanoparticles to carry antibiotics across biological barriers can be effective in treating lung infections. Doing so allows better delivery of the drug to the site of infection, and hence prevents the development of antibiotic resistance which may be caused by too large and continued doses of antibiotic.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2015

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New remote control for molecular motors

In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, physicists have just demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to do so.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2015

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Design maps predict strength of structures (w/video)

Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything from nanoscale electronics to buildings.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2015

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