Gold nanoflowers grown in starfruit juice are promising agents for photothermal cancer therapy. When injected into a tumor and irradiated with near-infrared laser light, the nanoflowers heat up and kill the cancer cells around them.
Scientists have succeeded in monitoring the growth of minute gallium arsenide wires. Their findings do not only provide for a better understanding of growth, they also enable approaches to customizing nanowires.
With the goal of minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy on healthy tissues, a team of researchers have developed novel nanocontainers able to deliver anticancer drugs at precise timing and location.
Scientists have developed a technique for analyzing structural and electronic fluctuations on the single-molecule scale across the metal?molecule interface in an organic electronic device. This technique provides information that cannot be obtained using the conventional method, and it has important implications for devices such as organic solar cells.
The new technology could allow researchers to fit more biochemical probes onto a single biochip and reduce the cost of screening and analyzing changes associated with disease development, detecting bioterrorism agents, and other areas of research.