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Fluorescent nanosensor detects cell death

A team of investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a nanoparticle that signals when cells are undergoing apoptosis, the kind of cell death triggered by cancer therapies.

Feb 22nd, 2006

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Health dangers of inhaling nanoparticles

The nose, usually the first line of defense against inhaled airborne particles that could damage the lungs, may itself be susceptible to the dangers of nanoparticles, which are less than 100 nanometers in size.

Feb 17th, 2006

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Novel nanoparticles for specific tumor targeting

Specific targeting of tumor cells is an important goal for the design of nanotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. A subset of viruses with natural affinity for receptors on tumor cells could be exploited for nanotechnology applications.

Feb 13th, 2006

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