A novel combination of lipids, a negatively charged polymer, and the anticancer drug doxorubicin has yielded a new nanoparticle that can kill breast cancer cells that are normally resistant to this drug.
Using oligonucleotide- and antibody-coated gold nanoparticles, researchers at the Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) at Northwestern University have developed an analogous technology for proteins that can simultaneously detect trace levels of multiple biomarkers associated with human cancer.
The European Technology Platform for Advanced Materials and Technologies has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of research priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies.
Thinking small may help solve one of the biggest problems - the need for alternative energy sources - according to scientists attending the first Energy Nanotechnology International Conference held June 26-28 at MIT.
Building on a series of recent breakthroughs in silicon photonics, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a novel approach to silicon devices that combines light amplification with a photovoltaic - or solar panel - effect.
Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new technology that can greatly enhance the ballistic-proof strength of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber by adding carbon nanotubes to pristine high-strength fiber.
The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the CAS Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) have joined hands in establishing a Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety (NCNST-IHEP) in Beijing.