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2013-09-19 15:33:27

Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin.

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2010-08-12 08:52:55

A new imaging technique creates detailed three-dimensional images of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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2010-04-13 08:44:40

New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic "nanocages" might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.

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2010-03-14 11:01:25

Nanoparticles provide a targeted version of photothermal therapy for cancer.

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2009-11-01 14:58:52

A gold nanocage covered with a polymer is a smart drug delivery system.

2009-05-14 13:53:04

Material scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a technique for a bimetallic fuel cell catalyst that is efficient, robust and two to five times more effective than commercial catalysts.

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2009-01-14 06:26:40

Information obtained from a new application of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is worth its weight in gold to breast cancer patients.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.