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2013-08-15 09:41:09

Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer.

Tiny Silicon Crystals Could Be Safe For Deep-tissue Imaging
2013-07-31 13:54:50

Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected, marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents, according to a new study.

2013-07-26 18:52:59

University of Akron researchers have developed new materials that function on a nanoscale, which could lead to the creation of lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone visual displays.

2013-07-26 18:41:05

The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices.

Blood Clotting With Gold Nanoparticles
2013-07-26 10:23:00

Controlled by an infrared laser, gold nanoparticles can now be used to turn blood clotting on and off - a useful tool for doctors who are trying to control clotting during surgery.

Making Water Droplets Dance
2013-07-23 04:59:10

Scientists are experimenting with non-dissapative droplet patterns to study reversible switching between static and dynamic self-assembly.

Record Broken By Stanford Scientists For Thinnest Light-absorber
2013-07-18 13:12:21

Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record.

2013-07-10 15:59:10

Researchers have developed a concept to potentially improve delivery of drugs for cancer treatment using nanoparticles that concentrate and expand in the presence of higher acidity found in tumor cells.

2013-07-09 22:54:58

Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease.


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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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  • To mutter deliriously.
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