Open menu
Nanowerk

Nanotechnology General News

The latest news from academia, regulators
research labs and other things of interest

Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

Nanotechnology ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab

In lab experiments, Taxol, a chemotherapy drug used to treat ovarian cancer, was loaded onto a magneto-electric nanoparticle, and using an electric field the drug penetrated into the tumor cells completely destroying the tumor within 24 hours, while sparing normal ovarian cells.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

Read more

Internet access through lightbulbs

Successful experiments by Chinese scientists have indicated the possibility of the country's netizens getting online through signals sent by lightbulbs (LiFi), instead of WiFi.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

Read more

Watching the heart beat of molecules

Scientists report on a new method of rapidly identifying different molecular species under a microscope. Their technique of coherent Raman spectro-imaging with two laser frequency combs takes a big step towards the holy grail of real-time label-free biomolecular imaging.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

Read more

Tracking viral DNA in the cell

Cell biologists and chemists from the University of Zurich reveal how viral DNA traffics in human cells. They have developed a new method to generate virus particles containing labeled viral DNA genomes. This allowed them to visualize, for the first time, single viral genomes in the cytoplasm and the nucleus by using fluorescence microscopy in regular or superresolution mode. The new findings enhance our understanding of how viral disease occurs, and how cells respond to infections.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2013

Read more

Nanotechnology tackles counterfeiting

Dye-coloured nanoparticles, or nanotags, can be added to objects in varnishes or inks. A scanner is then used to detect them and determine their vibrational spectrum, like fingerprints.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2013

Read more

Quantum particles find safety in numbers

Researchers have uncovered a novel effect that, in principle, offers a means of stabilizing quantum systems against decoherence. The discovery could represent a major step forward for quantum information processing.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2013

Read more

Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells

Comparable to nanoscale Navy Seals, Cornell scientists have merged tiny gold and iron oxide particles to work as a team, then added antibody guides to steer the team through the bloodstream toward colorectal cancer cells. And in a nanosecond, the alloyed allies then kill the bad guys - cancer cells - with absorbed infrared heat.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2013

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook