Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic 'depots' for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots.
Researchers, through their precise measurement of current fluctuations in quantum liquids in an artificial atom created by nanotechnology, succeeded in elucidating theoretically-predicted behavior of quantum liquid in a non-equilibrium regime.
In a discovery that may lead to ways to prevent frost on airplane parts, condenser coils, and even windshields, a team of researchers has used chemical micropatterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation.
By blowing extremely small bubbles, researchers have found an efficient way of producing so-called liposomes - microscopic bubble-like structures often used to deliver medicine, but also a key to generating artificial cells.
Researchers have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude.
Scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the changing transparency of a rubber-like polymer structure as it was stretched like a spring and inflated like a balloon.