Dutch researchers have developed a new type of biodegradable nanoparticle. The spherical structures can encapsulate various fat-soluble medicines, which makes it easier to target tumour tissue. These nanoballs are highly promising carriers for the controlled release of anticancer drugs.
Arizona State University has a new take on old memory, one that promises to boost the performance, capacity and battery life of consumer electronics from digital cameras to laptops. Best of all, it is cheap, made from common materials and compatible with just about anything currently on the market.
By alternating layers of two different polymers - one rigid and glassy, the other soft and easily swollen with liquid or vapor - researchers have created photonic gel crystals that can be tuned to reflect light of many different colors across the visible and near-infrared spectrum.