Latest Chad Mirkin Stories

2012-07-03 10:25:59

“Getting under your skin” takes on a brave new meaning thanks to Northwestern University research that could transform gene regulation.

2011-10-14 09:36:17

Learning the rules for consistently arranging nanoparticles, like nature arranges atoms into molecules and materials, has been a goal of scientists for quite some time because doing so is essential to capitalize on nanotechnology's potential for broad application.

2011-10-13 21:00:54

New processes that allow nanoparticles to assemble themselves into designer materials could solve some of today's technology challenges, Alex Travesset of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory reports in the Oct. 14 issue of the journal Science.

2008-01-31 18:15:00

U.S. Researchers announced that, using DNA, they have made a three-dimensional structure from particles of gold in a development that could lead to a host of custom-designed materials.

2007-11-25 09:00:00

Minuscule particles engineered to cause human cells to make their own medicines, regenerate damaged organs and even send up flares to let researchers know each time they kill a cancer cell are already working in labs and poised for commercialization in a few years.

2007-02-19 21:00:34

By Rick Cundiff, Ocala Star-Banner, Fla. Feb. 18--OCALA -- Some business executives think big. Wayne Krause thinks small. Really small. Almost as small as it's possible to get. Krause is vice president of operations for a new company called Nanobio LLC.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.