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Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (w/video)

One of the obstacles to nanomedicine is that researchers have a hard time seeing where nanoparticles go once they're inside various parts of the body. But now one team has developed a way to help overcome this problem - by making tissues and organs clearer in the lab.

May 11th, 2016

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Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but in a new study researchers describe a 'nanoblade' that can slice through a cell's membrane to insert mitochondria.

May 10th, 2016

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Graphene flakes to calm synapses

A new study showed how effective graphene oxide flakes are at interfering with excitatory synapses, an effect that could prove useful in new treatments for diseases like epilepsy.

May 10th, 2016

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