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World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics.

2014-05-26 13:03:57

Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway that could prove important for future biomedical and energy applications.

Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them

2013-12-18 11:42:28

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube.

2013-09-02 19:19:28

Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus.

2013-03-22 09:36:46

In a new discovery that represents a major step in solving a critical design challenge, Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan has led a research team to produce a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D structures that push the boundaries of the burgeoning field of DNA nanotechnology.

Lowering Barriers To DNA-based Nanomanufacturing
2012-12-14 11:12:22

Two major barriers to the advancement of DNA nanotechnology beyond the research lab have been knocked down.

'Mechanically Active' DNA Material Designed
2012-10-23 07:46:47

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara designed a 'smart' material made of DNA that responds with movement when stimulated

DNA Code Shapes Gold Nanoparticles
2012-08-08 16:01:32

DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits.

2012-05-31 10:55:23

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a method for building complex nanostructures out of short synthetic strands of DNA.


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