Researchers have created "dynamic" nanoparticles that could provide an array of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. The nanoparticles have been made from a polymer, and they are designed to seek out and to identify tumors.
Scientists have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy. This involves growing and enhancing a patient’s immune cells using a nanotube and then injecting them back into the patient’s body to boost their immune response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.