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Nanoparticles may be 'alarm clock' body needs to fight cancer

Lebanon - Researches looking for ways to jump start the immune system so it can recognize and attack cancer cells believe nanoparticles may be the "alarm clock" our body needs to fight cancer.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Using ‘nanojuice’ to examine the gut

Scientists are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form “nanojuice” that patients would drink.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Scientists find a way to ‘tune’ graphene

Researchers continue to work on the wonder material of the age: graphene. Part of this involves ‘fine tuning’ the material in preparation to make a new generation of ‘superconductors’.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Gold nanoparticles target breast cancer

Researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Silver nanoparticles target tumors

Scientists at have designed a nanoparticle that is spherical in shape and silver in composition. These nanoparticles help to locate and visualize tumor cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Nanobubble' technology announced for cancer patients

Studies at Rice University have tested a new method for treating cancer using what they call a "plasmonic nanobubble" in their literature. These allegedly can severely damage the cancer cells then release a payload of antibodies to kill the cancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Nanotech creates super batteries

Miami - Scientists have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. By being able to store and conduct energy on the same wire, heavy, space-consuming batteries could become a thing of the past.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Graphene is composed of nano fibers

Researchers studying graphene’s properties have used a new mathematical framework to make extremely accurate characterizations of the two-dimensional material’s shape. They have concluded the material is composed of nano-fibers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

What can nanomedicine deliver?

Only a few nanotherapeutics are currently on the market. However, dozens more are making their way through preclinical studies and clinical trials. What is special about this medical development?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients

Paris - Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication.
In the Media by AFP

‘Iron Man’ super-plant made using nanotech

A team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Super chip provides real-time images of the heart

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that can provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and peripheral blood vessels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy

Researchers have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. In studies using mice, the rodents showed improved strength and heart function when treated with nanoparticles.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Taking photos in near darkness, thanks to nano tech

Scientists have discovered that a special super-thin layer of nanomaterial could dramatically improve how cameras work, especially in circumstances when there is not much light.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Imaging technology helps screen childhood disease

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause serious illnesses in children. In the early stages the disease is difficult to detect. New imaging technology offers a way to increase detection of the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Nanotechnology could fight influenza

Researchers are developing an advanced type of nanotechnology that “traps” viruses before they can infect host cells. This is designed to reduce the rate of flu infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Fighting cancer with nanotechnology

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that carry two different cancer-killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Use of nanotechnology to fight fungal infections

Researchers have converted recycled plastic bottles into non-toxic and biocompatible materials designed to specifically target and attack fungal infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Researchers developing new nanotechnology for medical use

Technological advances in the field of nanotechnology have led to the advent of a new field of study, nanomedicine, a pairing of molecular biology and medicine. The diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level will soon be within our reach.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Copper nanoparticles protect food from bacteria

Scientists have proposed adding copper nano-particles into food packaging materials on this basis that this could help prevent a variety of foodborne diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New technology desalinates seawater using store-bought battery

Turning salt water into safe drinking water is an expensive endeavor with desalinization plants running upwards of US $1 billion, but researchers hope that a small, efficient, and inexpensive device known as the “water chip” will change all that.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 3 comments

Researchers find 'zombie cells' function better than live ones

Albuquerque - Zombies may not be as scary was we thought, especially if they are microscopic and can be trained to do whatever task we like.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Op-Ed: Nanoscribe hits 5 terabytes per sec 3D printing

Sydney - If 5Tb a second caused you to jump a bit, that’s what’s now happening with nano 3D printing. There are a lot of ramifications for practically every industrial process on Earth. This is huge.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products

Nanomaterials, the result of nanotechnology, using extremely small objects, are becoming common in everyday life but the unseen use of nanomaterials in goods from cosmetics to paint is causing concern that there is little research into their effects.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Microchip medicine destroys privacy

From pacemakers to artificial hips, people are getting more familiar with new technology placed in their bodies, but imbedding microchips still raises many privacy concerns.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 3 comments

University of Southern California Develops Printable Solar Cells

Los Angeles - The path for cheap solar energy has been paved, but we can't walk it just yet. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a liquid solar cell which they say can essentially be printed onto surfaces of any shape.
In the Media by Yani Smith

Researchers working on 'smart paint'

To provide a simpler, lower-cost method of ascertaining the safety of large structures, researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland developed a high-tech paint capable of detecting microscopic manufacturing defects and stress flaws.

What's the latest on the super material graphene?

Rice University scientists announced finding a new way to attach organic molecules to graphene, a dense, ultra-strong, two-dimensional carbon sheet, expanding the uses for the "miracle material" into fields of organic chemistry, optics and electronics.

Cheap lab-on-a-chip may boost blood testing in remote areas

Diagnosing in remote settings, anywhere in the world, might soon be easier and cheaper, with an accurate lab-on-a-chip (LOC) that integrates several blood tests and costs about $1, developed at Columbia Engineering, an article in Nature Medicine reported.

Gillette carves advertisements on man’s shaven facial hair Special

Some advertisers turn to giant billboards to get their message across, but as part of their latest ad campaign, Gillette has decided to go much smaller: microscopic, in fact.
Digital Journal Report by Melissa Hayes - 1 comment
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Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been ep...
Argonne National Laboratory
Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been epitaxially grown on 6H-SiC(0001)
An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
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An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.
A glass microprocessor made by Micronit Microfluidics.

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