Based on insights from mussels - which are able to attach themselves very tightly to even metallic surfaces due to special proteins found in their byssal threads - scientists have successfully attached a biologically active molecule to a titanium surface, paving the way for implants that can be more biologically beneficial.
Researchers who are developing new types of nanotechnology to deliver cancer drugs have found a promising target - a protein called P-selectin that can aid in the formation of metastases. The researchers synthesized nanoparticles filled with cancer drugs to target them directly to metastatic sites.
A team of researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve the function of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and solar panels.
Researchers have produced a tunable, graphene-based device that could significantly increase the speed and efficiency of wireless communication systems. Their system works at very high frequencies, delivering unprecedented results.