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DNA Robots Target Cancer

By Abby Olena | February 12, 2018

Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.

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Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Magnetically-driven nanobots could be used to manipulate microscopic objects, including bacteria and fluorescent nanodiamonds.

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Top Technical Advances in 2017

By Shawna Williams | December 25, 2017

The year’s most impressive achievements include new methods to extend CRISPR editing, patch-clamp neurons hands-free, and analyze the contents of live cells.

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Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By The Scientist Staff | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots

By Ruth Williams | September 14, 2017

Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 

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Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs

By Shawna Williams | August 17, 2017

The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 

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DNA Origami

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?

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Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA

By Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | July 17, 2017

The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.

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Image of the Day: Tied Up

By The Scientist Staff | January 13, 2017

Scientists created the world’s tiniest molecular knot, only 192 atoms in length, using iron ions to guide the braiding process.

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Molecular Machinists Win Nobel

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 5, 2016

Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.

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