Scientists are developing an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs as commanded by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested on animals aboard the International Space Station.
Scientists have successfully created nanoparticles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment. The advantage is that the particles could be placed inside human cells to help to detect for a range of diseases.
One problem affecting the containment of Ebola is the cost and complexity of diagnosing the disease when a patient is first seen. As a way forwards, researchers have developed a rapid, photonic device that can provide simple and accurate detection.
Although it may sound like something from a Hollywood science fiction movie, engineers at a prominent Japanese construction company are serious about building the world's first working space elevator.
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.